Christopher Columbus, the enigma

Christopher Columbus, the enigma ( Cristóvão Colombo – O Enigma ) is a Portuguese film directed by Manoel de Oliveira , released in 2007 .


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Since the 1940s, Manuel Luciano has undertaken to discover the true identity of Christopher Columbus . In his many travels between Portugal and the United States, always accompanied by his wife, the other great passion of his life, he has witnessed many changes in time and space.

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  • Title: Christopher Columbus, the enigma
  • Original title: Cristóvão Colombo – O Enigma
  • Directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
  • Script: Manoel de Oliveira
  • Photography: Sabine Lancelin
  • Country of Origin: Portugal
  • Format: Colors – 35 mm
  • Genre: Drama, historical
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Release date: 2007


  • Ricardo Trêpa : Manuel Luciano da Silva young
  • Manoel de Oliveira : Manuel Luciano da Silva
  • Leonor Baldaque : Sílvia young Jorge da Silva
  • Maria Isabel de Oliveira : Sílvia Jorge da Silva
  • Luís Miguel Cintra : narrator
  • Lourença Baldach : angel
  • Norberto Barroca : old man
  • Jonathan Charles : sailor
  • Sam Masotto : immigrant
  • Leonor Silveira : mother
  • Adelaide Teixeira
  • Jorge Trêpa : Hermínio da Silva

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