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O Ornitólogo (2016)

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Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.
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Paul Hamy ...
Xelo Cagiao ...
Jesus / Tomé
João Pedro Rodrigues ...
António
Han Wen ...
Fei
Chan Suan ...
Ling
Juliane Elting ...
Caçadora Loira
Flora Bulcao ...
Caçadora 1
Isabelle Puntel ...
Caçadora 2
Alexandre Alverca
André Freitas
David Silva Pereira
Gil Mendes Da Silva
Miguel Ângelo Marujo
Nuno Santos
Ricardo Jorge
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Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

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Certain things occur, it's a question of belief. - St. Anthony of Lisbon


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20 October 2016 (Portugal)  »

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Ornitolog  »

Box Office

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$6,132 (USA) (23 June 2017)

Gross:

$40,110 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Canção do Engate
Performed by António Variações
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a Christian film with beautiful cinematography
10 November 2017 | by (kolkata) – See all my reviews

A bird-watcher in jungles of Portugal gets lost and embarks on a journey of rediscovery of self and religion.Apparently ,this Portuguese film is an homoerotic allegory of the life of St Anthony of Padua,who is considered the patron saint of lost things,and whose original name was Fernando.The film is shot at beautiful locations to start with and works well till the ornithologist gets lost while kayaking.Then begins the torture,as the film descends from realism into supposed transcendental surrealism.There appear two Chinese lesbians tied up in a bondage relationship,members of a cult who dance and kill a boar in the middle of the night,a shepherd by the name of Jesus who makes out with the protagonist and who the latter ends up stabbing,nude huntresses riding horses and remains of a monastery.I am not sure if this work shud be classified as magic realism.The ornithologist was on medication since the very beginning,and ends up losing his pills when he meets with an accident.It can be argued then that whatever happened after that was in his mind.I watched the film because this film was on the ' to be watched' list of a friend.Maybe the cinematography made him like this nut job.


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