Everything good or bad that happens to us “down here” is written “up there”. This is the phrase most loved by Tiago (a translation of Jacques, because it comes from the saints), a chauffeur by profession, in order to justify his surprising action when he drives his boss through a strange Portugal in the delirious and endless story of his love-affairs.
Director: João Botelho
Writer: João Botelho (adaptation), Denis Diderot (novel)
Actors: Rogério Samora, André Gomes, Rita Blanco, Suzana Borges
Multiple narratives for disturbing adventures, sex and power on the surface and in the most obscure part of the brain, power and knowledge in outright war, the class struggle as the driving engine of the world and the revelation of men and women’s behaviour and the consequence of their actions.
João Botelho was born in 1949 in Lamego (Portugal). He has directed and written the screenplays of numerous films. He was one of the protagonists of the Renaissance of Portuguese filmmaking at the end of the Salazar dictatorship. After his early work as a television director and his first short film ALEXANDRE AND ROSA, he made his debut feature-length film THE OTHER ONE. This was followed by A PORTUGUESE FAREWELL and HARD TIMES, TRAFFIC and WHO ARE YOU?. In 2008 he authored NORTHERN COAST, followed by FILM OF DIQUIET, OH, LISBON, MY HOME and THE MAIAS – STORY OF A PORTUGUESE FAMILY.
DVDRip | MKV | 720 x 5472 | AVC @ 1974 Kbps | 101 min | 1.55 Gb
Audio: Portuguese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: Portuguese, English, French, Italian (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Portugal