Der Ornithologe

A film by  João Pedro Rodri­gues. In por­tu­ge­se with ger­man subtitles.

Fer­nan­do, a soli­ta­ry orni­tho­lo­gist, is loo­king for black storks, a spe­ci­es under thre­at, along a remo­te river in nort­hern Por­tu­gal, when he is swept away by the rapids. Res­cued by a cou­p­le of Chi­ne­se pil­grims on the road to Sant­ia­go de Com­pos­te­la, he plun­ges into an eerie and dark forest, try­ing to get back on his track. But gra­du­al­ly, as he encoun­ters unex­pec­ted and uncan­ny obsta­cles and peop­le who put him to the test, Fer­nan­do is impel­led to extre­me actions which trans­form him. Litt­le by litt­le, he beco­mes a dif­fe­rent man, inspi­red, mul­ti-face­ted and final­ly, total­ly enlightened.

O Orni­tó­lo­go,
Port./F/Bras. 2016, 118 Min., port. OmU,
Buch und Regie: João Pedro Rodrigues,
Kame­ra: Rui Pocas,
Schnitt: Raphaël Lefèvre,
mit: Paul Hamy, Han Wen, Chan Suan, Xelo Cagiao u.a.