Christopher Columbus, The Enigma (Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma)
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Christopher Columbus, The Enigma (Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma)
An amateur researcher embarks on a quest to officially establish Christopher Columbus' Portuguese roots, only to find his thirst for knowledge overpowering his initial mission in this historical drama from writer/director Manoel de Oliveira. The year was 1946, and America was the land of opportunity. Siblings Manuel and Herminio Da Salva (Ricardo and Jorge Trepa) immigrate to the United States to seek their fortune, Manuel quickly realizing his dream of becoming a doctor. Years later, after returning to his homeland of Portugal to marry lifetime love Sylvia (Leonor Baldaque), the ambitious… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A slight but oddly entertaining film about checking for the true identity of Christopher Columbus"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews