Arabian Nights - Volume 2, The Desolate One

Category: feature
Director: Miguel Gomes
Producer: Luís Urbano
Sandro Aguilar
Co-Producer: Maren Ade
Janine Jackowski
Elena Tatti
Thomas Ordonneau
Elodie Brunner
Thierry Spicher
Michel Merkt
Jonas Dornbach
Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2015
Length: 131'
Production Status: completed


In Portugal - one European country in crisis - a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country! As the nights pass, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organises the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

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