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The Arabian Nights - Volume 2, The Desolate One

The Arabian Nights - Volume 2, The Desolate One

A Feature film by Miguel Gomes

Release in France : 29/07/2015

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Production and distribution (5)

Co-productions :

Arte France Cinéma, Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, Shellac Sud

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Match Factory

News agency (France) :

Makna Presse

Foreign production companies :

O Som e a Fúria, Komplizen Film, Box Productions

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In which Scheherazade tells of how desolation invaded men: “It hath reached me, oh auspicious King, that a judge will cry instead of giving out her sentence. A runaway murderer will wander through the land for over forty days and will teletransport himself to escape the guard while dreaming of prostitutes and partridges. A wounded cow will reminisce about a thousand-year-old olive tree while saying what she must say, which will sound terribly sad! The residents of a tower block in the suburbs will save parrots and piss inside elevators while surrounded by dead people and ghosts; including in fact a dog that…”. And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent.

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Full credits (14)

Assistant Director :

Bruno Lourenço

Foreign producers :

Sandro Aguilar, Luis Urbano, Elodie Brunner, Thierry Spicher, Elena Tatti

Director of Photography :

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Production manager :

Isabel Silva

Editors :

Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes

Production Designers :

Bruno Duarte, Artur Pinheiro

Grader :

Christophe Bouquet

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland

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Minority French (Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland)

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Runtime :

2 h 11 min

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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News (2)

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Presskit (2)