Pick of the week: Rapturous 19th-century soap "Mysteries of Lisbon"

5th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

My first reaction, after spending more than four hours lost amid the seductions, betrayals, hidden identities and intersecting family histories of Raul Ruiz's magnificent two-part film "Mysteries of Lisbon," was that I had to go learn Portuguese so I could read Camilo Castelo Branco's novel before watching the movie again.

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