The Mountains of the Moon

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The Mountains of the Moon

The Mountains of the Moon

Release Date: September 01, 1987

Year    :   1987
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   La Sept Cinéma, Suma Filmes, Instituto Português de Cinema (IPC), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Arion Productions, CNC, RTP
Director    :   Paulo Rocha
Producers    :   Paulo Rocha, Patrick Sandrin
Writers    :   Antoine Lacomblez, Paulo Rocha, Murasaki Shikibu, Jorge Silva Melo, Manuel de Lucena
RunTime    :   117 mins.

This visually striking drama is taken from the classic Japanese novel Tales Of Genji by Marasaki Shikibu. Set in modern Portugal, Joao (Luis Miguel Cintra) is a left-wing political leader and ladies man with a bright future. His ex-wife Isabel (Manuela de Freitas) both loves and hates him as Joao plays on her wavering emotional state. He is sent to Italy to retrieve wayward family member Antonia (Caroline Chaniolleau), the beautiful young woman with a terrorist boyfriend. Joao is forced to recognize his feelings as the political and amorous climate changes around him.




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