A bleak drama about street children abandoned by the Portuguese juvenile system, Os Mutantes/The Mutants was immediately controversial in Portugal Read More »
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A Corte do Norte / True and Tender Is the North (2008) João Botelho, Ana Moreira, Ricardo Aibéo, Rogério Samora, Drama, Romance
A young woman seeks to unearth the truth about a distant ancestor in director João Botelho’s adaptation of author Agustina Bessa Luis’s popular novel. Upon learning that she may be the descendent of a noblewoman who scandalized society upon moving to the island of Madeira, a woman in the present vows to unlock the many secrets of her family past. Her search transcending time, class, and lifestyle, she gradually uncovers ties to several island women whose unfulfilled passions unfold against the backdrops of lavish manor houses and ocean-swept shores.
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Sonia, a girl from St Petersburg, decides to seek a better life in western Europe. She first gets a job at a car dealer in Germany. But she is suddenly kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. She will be dragged from country to country and resistance will only bring her misery and humiliation.
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