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The antiquary / O Antiquário

Portugal 2022
Duration: 08:00
Directed by: Manuel Matos Barbosa
Screenplay: Manuel Matos Barbosa
Production/School: António Costa Valente
Dialogue language: Portuguese

Every town has its collector or antique dealer, a mole who walks around in the ruin of things looking for stories or treasures. Vicente was a stingy old man, sparing with words. In his collection, the pixie of mercy that he admired so much was missing. The despair of not seeing his desire fulfilled drove him to illness. On the town's feast day, the procession visited the sick. Vincent received a visit from the priest, seeing, as if in a prodigy, the prior in great robes, holding the marvelous pyxid in his hands.

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