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Mysteries of Lisbon - Part 1
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Mysteries of Lisbon

A masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.

Winner! Golden Globes, Portugal 2011 - Best Film & Best Actor Winner! Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2011 - Best Foreign-Language Film

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Wonderful piece

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I loved this limited series. I'm a period movie geek.

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Had a lot of potential but really fell flat in the end. It was painful to watch at times because it was so bad. The acting was uneven and the story had no point. The captions disappeared at several points in the second episode. Dickens this is not.