“In which Scheherazade tells of how desolation invaded men : `It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that a Judge will cry instead of giving out her sentence. 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 nonetheless 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.” (O Som e a Fúria)

Saturday, 05.12.2015 – 10.15 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Nicolas Wackerbarth) – in the presence of director Miguel Gomes

With the support of the Portuguese Embassy

Doppel Botschaft Portugal

Theatrical release Germany: Spring 2016



+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado, 2015
Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland
Production: O Som e a Fúria, Shellac Sud, Komplizen Film /, BOX Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, ZDF
Cast: Crista Alfaiate, Luísa Cruz, Américo Silva, Adriano Luz, Chico Chapas, Lucky, Goncalo Waddington, Joana de Verona, Teresa Madruga, Dinarte Branco, Carloto Cotta, Rogério Samora, Maria Rueff, Cristina Carvalha, Miguel Gomez
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 132 min.
Language: Portuguese and French OV / English subtitles
World Sales: The Match Factory,
Distribution Germany: Real Fiction Filmverleih,
Festivals: Cannes, Midnight Sun Sodankylä,  Munich, Karlovy Vary, Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Busan etc.
Awards: Cannes Palme Dog, Sydney, New Horizons Poland FIPRESCI


“Arabian Nights 2 – The Desolate One” is Portugals candidate for the Oscars® 2016 (“Best Foreign Language Film”).