Christopher Columbus, the Enigma

Christopher Columbus, the Enigma  {Cristóvão Colombo–O Enigma}
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Christopher Columbus, the Enigma
Cristóvão Colombo–O Enigma
Portugal, 2007, 77 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Topic: Drama
Program: Cine Latino
Language: Portuguese/English English Sub-Titles

Cinematic master Manoel de Oliveira, who turned 99 in December, shows he is still in peak form with this quiet drama about one doctor’s quest to prove that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese. Featuring Oliveira and his wife Maria Isabel in prominent roles.

DIRECTOR: Manoel de Oliveira
Producer: François d’Artemare
Editor: Valérie Loiseleux
Screenwriter: Manoel de Oliveira
Cinematographer: Sabine Lancelin
Music: Jose Luis Borges Coelho
Principal Cast: Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque, Manoel de Oliveira, Maria Isabel de Oliveira
Filmography: Belle Toujours (2006), The Fifth Empire (2004), A Talking Picture (2003), Jee rentre à la maison (2001), La Lettre (1999)
Print Source: Rezo Films International


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