Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Part two of Miguel Gomes’ epic inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, in which Scheherazade tells of how desolation invaded men: “It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that a distressed Judge will cry instead of giving out her sentence on a night when all three moons are aligned. 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 none less than sad! The residents of a tower block in the suburbs will save parrots and piss inside lifts while surrounded by dead people and ghosts; including in fact a dog that…”. And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent.


FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is also screening ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 1, THE RESTLESS ONE and ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE

tags: Documentary, Filmmaking, Feature film, Surreal, Animal, Current Affairs

With: Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz, Gonçalo Waddington, Joana de Verona, Teresa Madruga, João Pedro Bénard

Credits

Screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro

Director of Photography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Film Editor: Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes

Production Designer: Bruno Duarte, Artur Pinheiro

Costume Design: Silvia Grabovski, Lucha d'Orey

Sound: Vasco Pimentel

Producer: Luís Urbano

Co-Producer: Thomas Ordonneau, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher

Production Company: O Som e a Fúria

Co-Production Company: Shellac Sud, Komplizen Film, Box Productions

World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH

Distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.

Director: Miguel Gomes