O Desejado

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O Desejado
Directed by Paulo Rocha
Produced by Paulo Rocha
Patrick Sandrin
Written by Antoine Lacomblez
Manuel de Lucena
Paulo Rocha
Jorge Silva Melo
Based on novel The Tale of Genji by Shikibu Murasaki
Starring Luís Miguel Cintra
Music by Philippe Hersant
Cinematography Kôzô Okazaki
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Language Portuguese

O Desejado (French: Les montagnes de la lune, also known as O Desejado ou As Montanhas da Lua and Mountains Of The Moon) is a 1987 Portuguese-French drama film written and directed by Paulo Rocha and starring Luís Miguel Cintra.[1][2]

The film was entered into the main competition at the 44th edition of the Venice Film Festival.[1] The production of the film, and the experience of Yves Afonso, a French actor of Portuguese descent who first visited Portugal because of this film, later inspired Voyage to the Beginning of the World by Manoel de Oliveira.[3]




  1. ^ a b Aa. Vv. Variety Film Reviews, Volume 20. Garland Pub., 1988.
  2. ^ "ESPECIAL PAULO ROCHA: O desejado". Elumiere. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. ^ Alberto Mira. The Cinema of Spain and Portugal. Wallflower Press, 2005. ISBN 1904764444.

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