“In March 1537, at the age of 26/28, Fernão Mendes Pinto, escaping the misery and narrowness of his life, went to India in search of fame and fortune”. Thus, the beginning of the film takes place in the middle of a terrible storm that will follow the successes and misfortunes of this adventurous writer who, over the 21 years spent in the Orient, was “13 times held captive and 16 or 17 sold”. Adventurous, yes, but pilgrim, penitent, ambassador, solder, dealer and slave: Fernão Mendes Pinto was everything and travelled everywhere. A film filled with adventures!

  • Duration: 103
  • Production year: 2017
  • Country: Portugal
  • Subtitles: Subtitles: English

João Botelho