Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal,...
Four friends meet for a weekend by the pool, when a sudden call disrupts the quietness of the hot countryside, an unexpected guest is coming for dinner. Soon, old wounds and old dreams, thought to be forgotten, start to resurface.
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|||Widescreen.||Kino Lorber||1 videodisc (101 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (10 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)||Français|| |
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Witold has just failed the bar exam, his partner Fuchs has just recently quit his job and now they are staying at a so-called family guesthouse. It's when they discover a bird hung in the woods near the house that they become concerned with their safety. After, they find a piece of wood just as they had found the bird. They receive another omen in the form of forewarning signs on their ceiling and in the garden. What will happen next as Witold falls...