Tag Archives: Portugal

A Vizinha do Lado (1945) António Lopes Ribeiro, Silvestre Alegrim, Carlos Alves, Emilia D’Oliveira, Comedy

A Vizinha do Lado (1945)
The ethicist, Placido Mesquita, coming to Lisbon to visit his nephew Edward to rescue him from a damnable life of bad habits and finds himself torn between his passion for his next door neighbor, the young Mariana, and the loving relationship he has Isabel Moreira, artist brave and very determined varieties. The neighbor goalkeeper Jerome Saraiva and contribute to the confusion that is installed in the building and spread to the teacher, who sees the purpose of his trip radically altered.

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Mudar de vida / Change One’s Life (1966) Paulo Rocha, Geraldo Del Rey, Isabel Ruth, Maria Barroso, Drama

Mudar de vida (1966)
After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his sister-in-law, but she turns him down. Discouraged, the man meets a new girlfriend who vows to escape the town’s crushing poverty even if she has to steal. The two begin a relationship but the film does not indicate what their future may hold

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The Territory / O Território (1981) Raoul Ruiz, Geoffrey Carey, Paul Getty Jr., Jeffrey Kime, Drama, Horror

The Territory (1981)
A small group of well-to-do vacationers go on a hiking trip into the woods. Foolishly unprepared to deal with Mother Nature and their situation, they wander around lost for days and weeks, becoming more and more fatigued, hungry, and desperate. A brief encounter with a pair of epicureans on a bridge fails to garner them any of the gluttons’ feast due to a language barrier. Eventually their party begins to die, and the survivors ration their meat among them, attaching a religious-type ritual to its dispensation.

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Brava Gente Brasileira / Brave New Land (2000) Lúcia Murat, Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto, Luciana Rigueira, Drama, War

Brava Gente Brasileira (2000)
Diogo is a cartographer and artist who is encharged to set the new frontiers of Portuguese Colonies in South America. When he reaches the center of the continent, finds apparently nothing but wilderness and ‘uncivilized’ natives with strange ways of living. But Captain Pedro, the rude scout who guides him through the jungle, involves Diogo in an involuntary act of violence which will tie him in an unusual way to that far away country. At the same time, the Portuguese colonists are trying to make peace with Guaicuru Indians (one of the few natives with horse-riding abilities). But peace doesn’t ever have a low price.

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