A young man coming from the high-bourgeois family, Henry, recives in the barrack where he’s getting the military service, mysterious phone calls from a woman who attracts him to encounters without consequences. Thus he learns what love and war have in common: the strategies, tactics, enemies, allies …
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A Vizinha do Lado (1945) António Lopes Ribeiro, Silvestre Alegrim, Carlos Alves, Emilia D’Oliveira, Comedy
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.
Mudar de vida / Change One’s Life (1966) Paulo Rocha, Geraldo Del Rey, Isabel Ruth, Maria Barroso, Drama
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
After a restless night HE is awoken by his doorbell insistently ringing. Through the peephole he sees a STRANGER. He doesn’t know why that man is there, but is immediately certain of one thing: he represents a terrible threat. HE quickly dresses and manages to sneak away, no doubt in his mind that the STRANGER is pursuing him, and that the nightmare has only just begun.
The Territory / O Território (1981) Raoul Ruiz, Geoffrey Carey, Paul Getty Jr., Jeffrey Kime, Drama, Horror
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.
The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007) Paul Auster, David Thewlis, Irène Jacob, Michael Imperioli, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A writer awakens one day to find a strange but beautiful woman in bed with him. He quickly falls in love with her, thinking he has found his muse, but as time passes she becomes more and more unattainable.
Brava Gente Brasileira / Brave New Land (2000) Lúcia Murat, Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto, Luciana Rigueira, Drama, War
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.
The sea, often treacherous, is the only source of living of the people of Nazaré. The film tells the story of António and his family, where no dreams are allowed. There is also the mourning of the woman in black wailing silently on the beach or waiting for their children lost in the sea.
During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, decides to defy the code of silence of the Portuguese community and tries to find the truth. She losses her friends, her job and her family but gains a life.