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Um Adeus Português / A Portuguese Farewell (1986) João Botelho, Isabel de Castro, Ruy Furtado, Maria Cabral, Fernando Heitor, Drama

A Portuguese Farewell (1986)
PORTUGUESE AFRICA, 1973. Slowly, we have plenty of time: the words of the Second Lieutenant to the small band of soldiers he commands. A land mine exploding on the forest track, the patrol lost in the forest. The death of a soldier, shots in the night. Involved in a war in which the enemy is never seen, the mud-splattered soldiers methodically carry out the final pilgrimage without bitterness or glory, the tame farewell of a generation to five centuries of Portuguese presence in Africa: a story of war.
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