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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


    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.

    Actors (6)

    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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    Assistant Director :

    Bruno Lourenço

    Foreign producers :

    Sandro Aguilar, Luis Urbano, Élodie 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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    2 h 11 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

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