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Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma (2007)

A true story of a doctor and his wife who went on a journey in order to prove that discoverer Christopher Columbus was in fact Portuguese.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Manuel da Silva (inspired by the book "Cristóvão Colon Era Português"), Sílvia da Silva (inspired by the book "Cristóvão Colon Era Português") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Trêpa ... Manuel Luciano (1946-60)
Leonor Baldaque Leonor Baldaque ... Sílvia (1957-60)
Manoel de Oliveira ... Manuel Luciano (2007)
Maria Isabel de Oliveira Maria Isabel de Oliveira ... Sílvia (2007)
Jorge Trêpa Jorge Trêpa ... Hermínio
Lourença Baldaque Lourença Baldaque ... O Anjo
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Mãe
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Director Museu Porto Santo
Keith Davis Keith Davis ... Funcionário Da Alfândega
José Pinto ... Sr. José Sabino da Silva
John Wolf John Wolf ... Enfermeiro Hospital
Beth Common Beth Common ... Enfermeira Hospital
João Marques João Marques ... Padre Sé do Porto (as Padre João Marques)
Nuno Sota Nuno Sota ... Padre Igreja Alentejana
António Reis António Reis ... Director Museu de Beja
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Storyline

From the 1940's to today, Manuel Luciano has tried to discover the true identity of Christopher Columbus. In his multiple trips between Portugal and the United States, always joined by his ever-loving wife, he has witnessed the changes in time and places and is now very close to unveiling the mysteries of the world famous explorer. He just needs to make a final trip to Christopher Columbus' birth house Written by Anonymous

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Life is the journey, life is the enigma.

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Drama | History

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Connections

Version of Christoph Columbus (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Essa palavra saudate
Lyrics by Afonso Lopes Vieira
Music by José Luís Borges Coelho
Performed by Miguel Borges Coelho (piano) e Maria Isabel de Oliveira (voz)
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Movie made to pay the Director's vacation
15 April 2008 | by r_aferreiraSee all my reviews

The movie has terrible actors. Even young actors from the Portuguese soap-operas are better. Well, when most of actors are from the family, the best actors from this movie are then the American secondary actors. It is more than obvious that this movie was made only to get some money to pay the holidays of all Oliveira's family to USA and Madeira. The sound is awful, as well as the image. A kid could do a movie with a better argument. In the end, everybody becomes convinced that Colombus wasn't Portuguese with again terrible arguments! The movie cannot has 1/10, since it has still one funny part: "Oh Silvia!..." when the old actress (director's wife) forgets her lines. A terrible pseudo-nationalist movie, as a old men's crank.


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Country:

Portugal | France | Germany

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

10 January 2008 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Christoph Kolumbus - Das Rätsel See more »

Filming Locations:

Alentejo, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,250
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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