Miguel Gomes's sui generis epic concludes with arguably its most eccentric--and most enthralling--installment. Scheherazade escapes the king for an interlude of freedom in Old Baghdad, envisioned here as a sunny Mediterranean archipelago complete with hippies and break-dancers. After her eventual return to her palatial confines comes the most lovingly protracted of all the stories in Arabian Nights, a documentary chronicle of Lisbon-area bird trappers preparing their prized finches for birdsong competitions. Right to the end, Gomes's film balances the leisurely art of the tall tale with a sense of deadline urgency--a reminder that for Scheherazade, and perhaps for us all, stories can be a matter of life and death.

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Cast & Crew

  • ADRIANO LUZ

    ADRIANO LUZActor

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    CRISTA ALFAIATEActor

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    CHICO CHAPASActor

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    FERNANDA LOUREIROActor

  • CARLOTO COTTA

    CARLOTO COTTAActor

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    ROGERIO SAMORAActor

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