Rui was raised in Mozambique in a small village at the frontier of a mysterious river. Son of Portuguese colonists, his best friend is Ana, a black girl godchild of his mother. At fourteen he is confronted with the tragic destruction of his childhood and has to learn to recognize two distinct realities – the European and the African.
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Conversa Acabada / The Other One (1981) João Botelho, Fernando Cabral Martins, André Gomes, Juliet Berto, Jorge Silva Melo, Biography, Drama
The film was to be a documentary, but evolved during production to a fictional film. It nevertheless adheres strictly to the poems and letters exchanged by two of the most outstanding names of the Modernist Movement, Fernando Pessoa (in Lisbon) and Mário de Sá-Carneiro (in Paris). Their endless conversation was dramatically and suddenly terminated.
Os Sorrisos do Destino / Twist of Fate (2009) Fernando Lopes, Ana Padrão, Rui Morrison, Milton Lopes, Teresa Tavares, Drama
98 Octanas / 98 Octane (2006) Fernando Lopes, Rogério Samora, Carla Chambel, Márcia Breia, Fernando Heitor, Adventure, Drama, Romance
He doesn’t know her, she doesn’t know him, but somewhere on the highway between Lisbon and Porto, he stops to rest and there she is: as lost as he is. It is a truly fortunate encounter that perhaps is not so fortunate. Almost without any words spoken, they leave together in his car. And so follow the gas stations, and motels, the conversations and the silence, the revelations and the mysteries. They draw an interior route together without either of them knowing where it will lead. In any event, she hopes he will deliver her to a primordial place, an almost mythical destination: her grandmother’s house. In its solitude, each of them can, quite simply, lose themselves, or perhaps, encounter each other.
Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto / Our Beloved Month of August (2008) Miguel Gomes, Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Joaquim Carvalho, Emmanuelle Fèvre, Music, Romance
Escola Penal de Meninas Violentadas / Correctional Facility for Raped Girls (1977) Antonio Meliande, Meiry Vieira, Sérgio Hingst, Zilda Mayo, Crime, Drama, Erotic
Young female delinquents are sent to a correctional facility run by a lesbian, depraved nun.
Os Violentadores de Meninas Virgens / Rapists of Virgin Girls (1983) Salvador Amaral, Francisco Cavalcanti, Suely Conti, Crime, Erotic
A group of wealthy men hire pimp to provide them with virgin girls to rape. they proceed to kill them. One innocent man gets involved when he identifies one of the kidnapers and all hell breaks loose!
Como Era Gostoso o Meu Frances / How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971) Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Adventure, Comedy
In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the Tupinambás, and in spite of his trial to convince them that he is French, they believe he is Portuguese. The Frenchman becomes their slave, and maritally lives with Seboipepe (Ana Maria Magalhães). *Contains Spoilers* Later, he uses powder in the cannons that the Portuguese left behind to defeat the Tupiniquins in a battle. In order to celebrate the victory, the Indians decide to eat him.
The Boy and the World / O Menino e o Mundo (2013) Alê Abreu, Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Animation, Adventure, Family
An amazing Brazilian animation that truly exemplifies the power of imagery and music as a combination that has more than enough to portray a powerful and deep message. It shows an adventurous quest that illustrates the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child. A cautionary tale of globalization, The Boy And The World teaches above all the dangers of the massification of the economy, of the mind, and of the soul.
Terra em Transe / Entranced Earth (1967) Glauber Rocha, Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Drama
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist and a conservative. In this context, Paulo is torn between the madness of the elite and the blind submission of the masses. But, in this complex tropical reality, nothing really is what it seems to be.