Tag Archives: Portugal

Julgamento / Trial (2007) Leonel Vieira, Júlio César, José Eduardo, Alexandra Lencastre, Drama, Thriller

Julgamento AKA Trial (2007)
In 1970, a man is tortured and murdered by the regime’s secret police. Now nearly 40 years later, his friend, who had also been tortured, recognizes the man he deems responsible for the murder of his friend. Along with three old friends and the victim’s daughter, they kidnap the man and take him to an isolated house. Once there, the concepts of justice and revenge begin to mix dangerously in a private trial with irreversible consequences.

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O Rio do Ouro / River of Gold (1998) Paulo Rocha, Isabel Ruth, Lima Duarte, Joana Bárcia, Drama

O Rio do Ouro AKA River of Gold (1998)
Carolina (Isabel Ruth), an aging local grande dame who works at a crossing point on the titular river, marries another late-in-life character, the dredging-boat operator Antonio, played by Brazilian TV star Lima Duarte. Not long after their union, Carolina becomes intensely jealous of Antonio’s fondness for their winsome goddaughter, Joana (Joana Barcia), and insinuates herself into a relationship brewing between Joana and a mystical gypsy gold salesman, Ze of Gold (Joao Cardoso). Soon, tempers are flaring, mystical secrets are being revealed and death is hovering over the central characters.

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Quaresma / Lent (2003) José Álvaro Morais, Beatriz Batarda, Filipe Cary, Rita Durão, Ricardo Aibéo, Drama

Lent (2003)
David is married, has a daughter, and is about to leave Portugal with his family. But with his grandfather’s death, he has to return to his village before he leaves, and to a family he hasn´t seen in a long time. And a journey that was supposed to last the time of a burial, turns out to be a stay of several days. Because there David meets Ana, the wife of his cousin, and lets himself be caught by her disturbed but enchanting woman’s spell…

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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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