Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One

29/04/2016
  |  Book Tickets: 09/10/2015
  |  Buy to Own: 22/08/2016
  |  132 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One Film Poster

Synopsis

Second instalment of film-maker Miguel Gomes' trilogy and modern reinvention of the 'One Thousand and One Nights' stories set in Portugal. This instalment, in contrast to the first, focuses on the mental and societal impact of austerity in Portugal. Scheherazade (voice of Crista Alfaiate) continues to tell a tale each night to save her own life. The tales exemplify the social and political upheaval in Portugal under economic sanctions and include a wanted murderer (Chico Chapas) who becomes a hero for rallying against an incompetent local government, a judge (Luísa Cruz) presiding over a peculiar case who abandons justice and a dog, Dixie, who is moved from home to home in a housing estate deeply affected by austerity.

very strong language, sex references, nudity
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