Mysteries of Lisbon

Mysteries of Lisbon

A FILM BY: Raúl Ruiz
WRITTEN BY: Carlos Saboga
STARRING: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme, Afonso Pimentel

6-Part Miniseries - Available in the United States for the first time!

Raul Ruiz’s MYSTERIES OF LISBON, masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. 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, Spain, France and Italy.

In Portugues and French with English subtitles

“Hypnotically beautiful, playful… Lavish, elegant, operatic… It immersed me” -- Roger Ebert

“One of the first cinematic masterpieces of this century.” -- Film Comment 

Please note: Viewers must start watching the miniseries within 7 days of rental purchase. Once you begin the first episode, you have 7 full days to view the entire series before the rental period ends.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2011
Country of Origin: Portugal
Language: Portuguese
Run Time: 330 mins
Format: Digital