João Lagarto

João Lagarto

Movies for João Lagarto...

O Ego de Egas
Title: O Ego de Egas
Character: Egas Moniz
Released: December 31, 2020
Type: Movie
Egas Moniz biography, the only portuguese Nobel Prize in Medicine
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Pedro
Title: Pedro
Character: Dom João
Released: December 1, 2020
Type: Movie
The story of Brazil’s first emperor, returning to Europe on board the English ship Warspite. The trip makes Pedro conquer his fears and face his life from a personal point of view. He goes back in time and relives outstanding moments of his earlier life – since his childhood, when in 1808 he arrived coming from Portugal with his family, until he left in the dead of the night, in 1831, running away from Brazil.
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Before the Mountains
Title: Before the Mountains
Character: João
Released: September 5, 2020
Type: Movie
A theft of water, a homicide, a question of honour, a tragedy in the village of Gralhas, Montalegre.
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The Art of Dying Far Away
Title: The Art of Dying Far Away
Character: Gervásio
Released: August 31, 2020
Type: Movie
Can a turtle, the most pacific animal on earth, start a range of significant events that are going to forever change a couple's life? After dividing all their assets, Arnaldo e Barbara still have one decision to make before they formalize their separation: what to do with the turtle? Amongst hesitation and failed solutions, unintended burglaries, police stations, plastic natures and misunderstandings, a single turtle fate is postponing this couple's separation. Because they know that, when they give the turtle back to its natural habitat, their relationship will be over. Are they ready for that last step?
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Mosquito
Title: Mosquito
Character: Sargento Justino
Released: March 5, 2020
Type: Movie
Dreaming of great adventures and of standing up for his homeland, a young Portuguese man enlists in the army during World War I and is sent to the front line in Mozambique, Africa. Left behind by his platoon, he sets out on a grueling trek across the mystic Makua native land, walking for over a thousand kilometers, in search of his dream.
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Bruno Aleixo's Film
Title: Bruno Aleixo's Film
Released: January 23, 2020
Type: Movie
Bruno Aleixo was invited to write a biopic about his own life. Lacking ideas, he decided to ask his closest friends for inspiration. Reunited in a cafe, each of his friends suggests a different idea, more or less biographical.
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Último Acto
Title: Último Acto
Released: November 26, 2019
Type: Movie
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Title: Red Light
Character: Mário Barbosa
Released: October 11, 2019
Type: TV
Red Light is a TV series created by Patrícia Muller & directed by Marco Leão & André Santos about the true story of a group of women from Bragança that in 2003 rebelled against the presence of Brazilian immigrant prostitutes that were having a social and moral impact on the life of this small town.
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Our Consul in Havana
Title: Our Consul in Havana
Character: Andrade Corvo
Released: July 17, 2019
Type: Movie
The film is liberally inspired by the period when Eça de Queiroz was Portuguese Consul in Cuba, when still a Spanish colony. Eça de Queiroz struggles against local authorities in his defense of Chinese workers, brought to the sugar plantations by greedy middlemen and exploited as slaves. Two parallel stories unfold, that of a Chinese girl which Eça de Queiroz saves from the clutches of one of the island’s most powerful slave owners, and the other of a romance involving a young American woman on holidays in Havana.
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522. A Cat, a Chinese Guy and My Father
Title: 522. A Cat, a Chinese Guy and My Father
Released: July 5, 2019
Type: Movie
George, an agoraphobic young woman, cannot go more than 522 steps away from her home. One day, a personal tragedy forces her to embark on a journey from Spain to her native Portugal. Along the way, George's whole world begins to widen…
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Forbidden Images
Title: Forbidden Images
Character: Alberto
Released: February 28, 2019
Type: Movie
Romantic Comedy directed by Hugo Diogo, based on a novel by Pedro Paixão.
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Portugal Não Está à Venda
Title: Portugal Não Está à Venda
Released: February 21, 2019
Type: Movie
The hypochondriac Sebastião and his not so normal family must save the country from the prime minister's plan of selling the country to China, Germany, France and Angola, and show that Portugal is not for sale.
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Title: 3 Mulheres
Released: October 26, 2018
Type: TV
A historical fiction series that, from the biographies and cultural and civic intervention of the poet Natalia Correia, the editor Snu Abecassis and the journalist Vera Lagoa (pseudonym of Maria Armanda Falcão), recalls the last years of the Estado Novo (Second Republic) - 1961 to 1973 - from the beginning of the colonial War to the eve of the April Revolution.
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The Dead Queen
Title: The Dead Queen
Character: Afonso
Released: October 18, 2018
Type: Movie
Inspired on the true events of the Portuguese king Don Pedro (14th Century) which unburied his mistress to make her queen after dead. This film tells the story of Pedro, a man admitted to a psychiatric hospital for traveling by car with the corpse of his beloved, recalling simultaneously three different lives: one from the past, another from nowadays and another one from an distopic future.
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Apparition
Title: Apparition
Character: Reitor
Released: March 22, 2018
Type: Movie
A writer becomes the main character in the story he intended to write
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Title: Jogo Duplo
Character: Teodoro Guerra
Released: December 4, 2017
Type: TV
Between the mysterious Orient, the paradisiacal peninsula of Troia, the urbanity of Setúbal and the placid splendor of Alcácer do Sal, "Jogo Duplo" is a telenovela that will confront dysfunctional families, impossible loves and cultural differences, reflecting on the human condition in all its opposites.
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O Segredo das Pedras Vivas
Title: O Segredo das Pedras Vivas
Character: Manuel Meira
Released: September 10, 2016
Type: Movie
In an isolated village of the Alentejo region, a conflict arises. José Vitorino, one of the landowners of the region, rich in prehistoric monuments, wants to build a luxurious solarium in lands filled with ancient rocks, places of devotion and sacred rituals. Indifferent to the people’s protest, who believe in the magical powers of the stones and that the region’s drought is due to the rocks’ destruction, José Vitorino hires an architect to plan his new house. On christmas eve, in the middle of the winter solstice, a strange ceremony around a dolmen, once an altar for bloody sacrifices in more remote times, releases a harmful spell. A race against time to reverse the faulty charm begins.
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Title: Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Character: Claudio de Souza
Released: June 2, 2016
Type: Movie
Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
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Title: Donos Disto Tudo
Released: October 17, 2015
Type: TV
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Title: Santa Bárbara
Character: Zacarias Neves
Released: September 28, 2015
Type: TV
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Benoît Brisefer : Les taxis rouges
Title: Benoît Brisefer : Les taxis rouges
Character: Le maire
Released: December 17, 2014
Type: Movie
At first sight, 10-year-old Benoît Brisefer, seems like any other little boy his age. However, Benoît is endowed with amazing force. All the bandits who cross his path learn this to their own cost. But, unfortunately, no one is perfect... As soon as he catches a cold, Benoît loses his extraordinary physical abilities. Hence he never takes off the woollen scarf wrapped around his neck. Brave and very determined, he doesn't hesitate a second to take action to defend his friends. So, when Poilonez - a well known crook - and his gang decide to focus on Mr. Dussiflard, his taxi driver friend, Benoît does all that he can to thwart his plans.
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Encontradouro
Title: Encontradouro
Character: Maquinista
Released: December 13, 2014
Type: Movie
Four people meet during a train trip up the Douro Valley.
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Maria
Title: Maria
Character: Priest
Released: July 1, 2014
Type: Movie
Maria a young girl living in Portugal in the late 60's, is left alone by her husband who is taken to the colonial war in Africa on their wedding day. In an environment of traditions and taboos she tries to deal with her love and loss at the same time she tries to find her own voice.
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Title: O Bairro
Character: Basófias
Released: March 17, 2014
Type: TV
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Bairro
Title: Bairro
Released: June 26, 2013
Type: Movie
Diana was born and raised in the neighborhood of Estrela Polar, lost his parents when he was a child and leads a band of criminals who negotiates for drugs, money laundering, weapons, paintings, jewelry and tobacco.
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Night Train to Lisbon
Title: Night Train to Lisbon
Character: Border Police Sergeant
Released: March 7, 2013
Type: Movie
Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective, pulling together pieces of a puzzle that involves political and emotional intrigue and the highest possible stakes. His voyage is one that transcends time and space, delving into the realms of history, medicine and love, all in search of true meaning to his life.
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The Great Kilapy
Title: The Great Kilapy
Character: Raul
Released: September 7, 2012
Type: Movie
Zézé Gamboa's sardonic historical drama follows a good-hearted, apolitical con man who, on the eve of Angolan independence in the mid-1970s, pulls off a massive swindle at the expense of the Portuguese colonial administration — and soon after finds himself hailed as a hero of the national liberation struggle.
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O Último Verão
Title: O Último Verão
Character: Police Delegate
Released: August 26, 2012
Type: Movie
To celebrate the end of another college year, three friends decide to have an adventurous night of summer. But things don't go according to plan.
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A mãe do meu filho
Title: A mãe do meu filho
Character: Urbano
Released: July 7, 2012
Type: Movie
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Imagine
Title: Imagine
Character: Brother Humberto
Released: April 12, 2012
Type: Movie
A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.
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Até que a vida nos separe
Title: Até que a vida nos separe
Character: Artur
Released: March 3, 2012
Type: Movie
"Until life separates us" tells the story of Raquel, a 42-year-old woman who engages Henry, an 18-year-old boy who is the son of her husband's boss. The relationship between Raquel and Henrique lasts only three days, but the aftermath of this involvement will be remarkable, especially when Henrique begins to relate with Patricia, Rachel's daughter. The bad nature of Henry will lead the young man to a tragic and irreversible end. And the life of Rachel and her family will never be the same.
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My Name Is Bernadette
Title: My Name Is Bernadette
Character: Lestrade
Released: November 30, 2011
Type: Movie
Between February and July 1858, in the Massabielle cave, the Virgin appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous, a miserable little girl from Lourdes. A true revolution in the heart of the Second Empire that shakes the established order by his universal message of love and prayer.
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Title: Ele é Ela
Character: Aníbal
Released: October 31, 2009
Type: TV
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4 Hearts
Title: 4 Hearts
Character: Gabriel
Released: August 20, 2009
Type: Movie
Diana is a young man about to enter adulthood. She lives with her father, Gabriel, a game machine dealer, and Magdalene, the stepmother, alongside those working in a hair salon in a shopping center. One day, Diana discovers that Magdalene not only keeps a secret relationship with Michael, the security center and instructor in the gym of the neighborhood, as resumed his old habit of playing. Not to allow the stepmother to his father do the same as her mother had done to her, Diana decides to intervene, approaching the Magdalene lover.
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O Último Condenado à Morte
Title: O Último Condenado à Morte
Character: Padrinho
Released: May 28, 2009
Type: Movie
The story about the last man to be sentenced to death in Portugal.
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A Ilha dos Escravos
Title: A Ilha dos Escravos
Character: Boaventura
Released: May 8, 2008
Type: Movie
After a violent civil war, D. Miguel, the last Portuguese absolutist king, is defeated by the liberals, led by his brother D. Pedro. In 1834 D. Miguel left for exile. His supporters don't give up on returning him to the throne. Willing to do anything they even try to use the slaves of the colonies. A mysterious emissary is sent to Cape Verde to prepare an uprising. But other reasons were behind his visit to the archipelago ....
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Corruption
Title: Corruption
Character: Figueira
Released: November 1, 2007
Type: Movie
A crime drama based on the life of a woman who lived for years with a man that was the head of a corruption network in the Portuguese football world.
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The Mystery of Sintra
Title: The Mystery of Sintra
Character: Conde Abranhos
Released: May 3, 2007
Type: Movie
Summer of 1870. Two writers, Eça de Queiroz and Ramalho Ortigão, decide to write a four-handed whodunit for the daily "Diário de Notícias". Could it be that the story they wrote as fiction is based on a real case? This question fuels the conflict between the two writers and drives them to a nearly fatal duel. Lisbon is in commotion. One crime follows another in a story in which love is stronger than tradition. Everything happens at frenzied pace, as in a game.
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O Crime do Padre Amaro
Title: O Crime do Padre Amaro
Character: Padre Brito
Released: October 27, 2005
Type: Movie
O Crime do Padre Amaro ("The Crime of Father Amaro") is a novel by the 19th-century Portuguese writer José Maria de Eça de Queiroz. It was first published in 1875 to great controversy.
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A Shot in the Dark
Title: A Shot in the Dark
Character: Castro Ferraz
Released: March 17, 2005
Type: Movie
A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...
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Kiss Me
Title: Kiss Me
Character: Cego
Released: November 4, 2004
Type: Movie
This movie bring us a story about a woman named Laura (Marisa Cruz) that lives in a small portuguese town during the 50's. Tired of living in such a small town she travells to a bigger town, in wich she'll have the opportunity to feel free.
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Title: A Ferreirinha
Character: Zé do Telhado
Released: September 24, 2004
Type: TV
The life of Antonia Ferreira (popularly known as "Ferreirinha") from her widowhood to her death, including her role in the production and marketing of the Port wine.At the same time it's told the love story between Camilo Castelo Branco and Ana Plácido.
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Ordo
Title: Ordo
Character: le metteur en scène
Released: September 15, 2004
Type: Movie
Ordo Tupikos, a french sailor with greek origins, discover that his first wife, Estelle, with whom he had remained married a few months only 16 years earlier, is now a famous movie star called Louise Sandoli. But, more than her name, everything about Louise seems to have changed. Ordo decides to meet Estelle again, after all these years, to know what it's all about...
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The Murmuring Coast
Title: The Murmuring Coast
Character: restaurant boss
Released: September 10, 2004
Type: Movie
During the war of in-dependency Evita moves from Lisbon to Mozambique to marry Luís. She slowly discovers how different and disturbing life is in a country of war and when her husband is send on a military mission she starts to fight loneliness. Over time she finds out more about her husband and Mozambique than she would have imagined in her peaceful European home. Racism, violence, injustice and fatalism make life unbearable...
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Tudo Isto é Fado
Title: Tudo Isto é Fado
Character: A. Reis, the novelist
Released: April 1, 2004
Type: Movie
Shup up in dead-end lives with dreams larger than life, two inseparable friends in their thirties decide to take their fates in hand. Nevertheless, a woman a « fatale » one, gets them away from their path. And the three of them – two others will quickly join them- find themselves involved in a strange case, that of a fake painting robbery. Who said crime is not worth?
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A Falha
Title: A Falha
Character: Carlos
Released: October 24, 2002
Type: Movie
Twenty-five years after leaving school, a group of former students decide to organise a reunion. But, contrary to expectations, these "old boys" realise that time has accentuated their differences. The atmosphere is tense, the conversation taut and the old grudges resurface in no time.
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Anjo Caído
Title: Anjo Caído
Character: Lopes
Released: September 29, 2001
Type: Movie
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Teorema de Pitágoras
Title: Teorema de Pitágoras
Character: Manuel
Released: May 27, 2001
Type: Movie
João, a young man which uses to have much success with women but doesn't treat them as he should. They are like a toy to him, till the day he meets Ana. That girl will change his life and the way he sees the relationships between men and women, but not before a "little problem" called Sofia - a TV star in the movie - come into their relationship
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Querida Mãe
Title: Querida Mãe
Character: Jorge
Released: March 29, 2001
Type: Movie
The elder matriarch of a dysfunctional family is mistankenly declared dead.
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Cavaleiros De Água Doce
Title: Cavaleiros De Água Doce
Character: Director da Prova
Released: January 28, 2001
Type: Movie
After the passing of one of his friends, João remember's the summer he had with his friends when he was 12 years old.
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Title: O Processo dos Távoras
Character: Cordeiro Pereira
Released: January 1, 2001
Type: TV
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Lourdes
Title: Lourdes
Released: May 29, 2000
Type: Movie
The young, sickly girl Bernadette comes from a poverty-stricken family. When the Virgin Mary appears to her in a cavern near Lourdes, no one takes the girl seriously, even when she digs up a wellspring at the Virgin's instructions The local authorities even try to hush up the entire incident. In vain, however, because when Empress Eugénie requests water from the spring for her sickly son, they are forced to acquiesce. And even the local priest is finally convinced. While taking his tuberculosis-stricken fiancé Claire to a sanatorium, the young doctor Henri Guillaumet meets Bernadette. The water from Lourdes' spring heals Claire's disease overnight, but the scientist in Henri doubts the miracle and wants to expose Bernadette as a liar. It is not until Henri again meets Bernadette, who has in the meantime become a nun and works as a nurse, that he finds a way to balance belief and modern science. And his love for Claire is strengthened as well.
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Captains of April
Title: Captains of April
Character: Jornalista Caxias
Released: April 21, 2000
Type: Movie
Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
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Monsanto
Title: Monsanto
Character: Carlos
Released: February 15, 2000
Type: Movie
Rui Sequeira, a former fighter in the Colonial War, resident of a small village of Alentejo, celebrates another anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in the company of his wife and her daughter, the young Sara, with which he has a not so good relationship. On the night of the celebrations, the death of a friend forever alters his live, waking up a whole past long dormant.
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Fuga
Title: Fuga
Character: Sérgio
Released: April 25, 1999
Type: Movie
Set during the Estado Novo dictatorship, in the night of April 24, Pedro hears that the political police, PIDE, assaulted his house. Fearing of what his fate may be, Pedro runs, looking for a place to hide.
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Tentação
Title: Tentação
Character: Inácio
Released: December 26, 1997
Type: Movie
Father António is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father António is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful as it seems. The good intentions of the Father will not be sufficient to halt the worsening of the conflict. And when your fate intersects with Lena, the "black sheep" of the village, Father will also be forced to confront his own demons. Especially with those who never even thought that could exist.
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Land of Storms
Title: Land of Storms
Character: Robalo
Released: October 26, 1997
Type: Movie
Lena disappears mysteriously during the winter of 1976. This is the last stop on a journey that begins in colonial Mozambique on new year's eve at 1957 gives way to 1958. Ningo, a black boy brought up by Lena's parents, and her childhood friend, comes to Lisbon to help find her, at the request of Lena's mother. Using the letters that Lena has left behind as a testament to her life, in wich she has rebelled against the challenged the powers that be, Ningo discovers the identity of her kidnapper - Jorge Matos - a former secret policeman who has followed her from Lourenço Marques, motivated by morbid desire. Lena's kidnapper dies from two inexplicable snake bites to the neck, in accordance with a legend and ritual that had been part of Lena and Ningo's childhood.
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The Garden of Redemption
Title: The Garden of Redemption
Character: Franco
Released: May 25, 1997
Type: Movie
A priest struggles with his religious beliefs as he sees his countrymen murdered in Nazi occupied Italy and as he becomes attracted to a woman operating in the resistance.
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Goodbye, Father
Title: Goodbye, Father
Character: Manuel
Released: December 20, 1996
Type: Movie
For a 13-year-old boy like Filipe, the prospect of a summer vacation in the Azores with his father is like a dream come true. But dreams are sometimes just a way to avoid facing reality.
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Foreign Land
Title: Foreign Land
Character: Pedro
Released: September 4, 1996
Type: Movie
After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.
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Saramago: Documentos
Title: Saramago: Documentos
Character: Himself
Released: February 7, 1996
Type: Movie
About the Portuguese author José Saramago, based on a long interview with the writer at his home on the island of Lanzarote, in which he analyzes his work and shares his reflection on some aspects of his personal life.
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Kiss and Cry
Title: Kiss and Cry
Released: November 10, 1995
Type: Movie
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Sinais de Fogo
Title: Sinais de Fogo
Character: Casino Manager
Released: November 3, 1995
Type: Movie
The film presents us with a reflection on the Spanish Civil War in the Portuguese society, At a time when Salazar ruled.
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Daisy and Mona
Title: Daisy and Mona
Released: November 12, 1994
Type: Movie
The difficult reunion between a tough young mother and her neglected daughter provide impetus this gritty, but upbeat French drama. Daisy, a typical young woman of the X-generation, seems to have no ambition in her life; she lives for the moment and the moment is often self-destructive. Abused as a child, she affects toughness and bravado to disguise her inner fears. Mona, Daisy's seven-year old daughter, is the result of the sexual abuse Daisy suffered while she was a child. Mona was raised by her father, but after he went to prison and his girlfriend rejected her, Mona must return to her mother. The reunion is not joyful and the two must lower plenty of mutual barriers if they are to bond. When Mona's lover Sami is arrested for a shooting, Daisy and Mona go on the lam. To survive they become con-artists and petty thieves. Just as things start to improve, finds out that her new boss has been having her deliver kiddie-porn.
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Revenge of the Musketeers
Title: Revenge of the Musketeers
Character: Jules
Released: August 24, 1994
Type: Movie
It is 1654, in the South of France. When horsemen follow a runaway slave into the convent where he's taken sanctuary and kill both the fugitive and the Mother Superior, they little realise that one of the novices is the spirited daughter of retired musketeer D'Artagnan.
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One Foot in the Algarve
Title: One Foot in the Algarve
Character: Cabbie
Released: December 26, 1993
Type: Movie
The Meldrews go on holiday to Portugal with Mrs Warboys, who is hoping for romance with her penpal Alfonso. Photographer Martin Trout follows them there, believing they have a roll of film that belongs to him.
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L'homme au double visage
Title: L'homme au double visage
Character: Richard Castel-Bérac
Released: August 8, 1993
Type: Movie
A crime movie directed by Claude Guillemot.
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The End of the World
Title: The End of the World
Character: João
Released: June 9, 1993
Type: Movie
In the quietness of rural life, small disputes about the right to use a rivulet may take the proportion of a life-and-death matter..
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Havanera 1820
Title: Havanera 1820
Character: Sailor
Released: May 21, 1993
Type: Movie
The year is 1820, and trade between Cuba and Catalonia is a booming business, although the goods that arrive to Cuba are not always the products that were shipped, in some cases, they simply arrive "lumps" or "coal". As it appears in the logbooks of the ships. 'Havanera 1820' is a film that tells stories of love and adventure in a time when Cuba confronts the Spanish colonizers.
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Amor e Dedinhos de Pé
Title: Amor e Dedinhos de Pé
Character: Constantino
Released: January 15, 1993
Type: Movie
Macau 1897. Life is easy for Portuguese settlers. Young reveler Francisco Frontaria is deemed as irresponsible for all his partying and boozing. Shunned and exiled for crossing a line by insulting the daughter of a prominent family, he finds himself penniless and vagrant.
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No Dia dos Meus Anos
Title: No Dia dos Meus Anos
Released: August 21, 1992
Type: Movie
This Portuguese movie directed by João Botelho, is part of The Four Elements series. This is the second episode, The Air.
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Title: Maigret
Character: Niklos
Released: December 1, 1991
Type: TV
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Jaz Morto e Arrefece
Title: Jaz Morto e Arrefece
Character: Gil
Released: January 1, 1989
Type: Movie
Are the Portuguese afraid of the changes after the Estado Novo dictatorship?
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The Jester
Title: The Jester
Character: Voice
Released: October 31, 1987
Type: Movie
Set four years after the Portuguese revolution and the simultaneous loss of the Portuguese empire in Africa, the story concerns a director who sells guns to finance his play.
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Era Uma Vez Um Alferes
Title: Era Uma Vez Um Alferes
Released: April 25, 1987
Type: Movie
Colonial war in Africa. During a patrol, in the woods, a Portuguese soldier steps on a mine, that will explode when he raises his foot...
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A Borboleta na Gaiola
Title: A Borboleta na Gaiola
Character: Nuno
Released: January 1, 1987
Type: Movie
"The Butterfly in the Cage" is a novel by Luís Filipe Costa adapted to film by the author, it follows the daily lives of several people connected to newspapers, television, film and theater in Lisbon, in the days leading up to the revolution of 25 April 1974.
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L'herbe rouge
Title: L'herbe rouge
Character: Sandre
Released: September 11, 1985
Type: Movie
Telefilm directed by Pierre Kast broadcast in 1985, based on the eponymous novel by Boris Vian.
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Um S Marginal
Title: Um S Marginal
Character: Jorge's Friend
Released: August 4, 1983
Type: Movie
In the near future, along the Portuguese coast, a network of ocean and solar power transformers will be installed. With the ecological balance seriously threatened, domestic animals disappear from the cities and return to wildlife in upland areas. On hearing of his sister's death in a road disaster, Jorge tries to warn his father - who, meanwhile, leaves for a secretly kept house, as a refuge and resting place.
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A Estranha Morte do Professor Antena
Title: A Estranha Morte do Professor Antena
Character: Assistente
Released: July 27, 1983
Type: Movie
The film is inspired by the Mário de Sá-Carneiro short story, where the narration is made by Professor Antena's assistant who walks by his side when he is run over in a perhaps enigmatic way.
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Jogo de Mão
Title: Jogo de Mão
Character: Roberteiro
Released: February 2, 1983
Type: Movie
In a unique approach to what amounts to four pseudo-morality plays, director Monique Rutler has a street entertainer with hand puppets summarize the characters and idea of each story. The first sketch is about a young man who shines shoes for a living, and tries to keep up a relationship with two women while convincing each she is his only true love. The next story is about a man who beats up his wife when he is drunk, and sells furs for a living. One day, as she is riding in the back of his truck with the furs, he hits a bad patch and she and some furs fall out. The question is, will the woman be enterprising and leave the jerk - or not? The third tale concerns a woman looking into how much control a prostitute has over her clients, and to really find out, she becomes a prostitute herself for awhile - leading to some quite unexpected situations. The last segment handles the uglier side of the life styles of the rich and famous.
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A Vida É Bela?!
Title: A Vida É Bela?!
Character: Sócio da Súcia
Released: February 19, 1982
Type: Movie
Hipólito is a self-made man, who went up in life in devious ways, and used for profit the social turmoil when Portugal changed from a monarchy into a republic, and then to a military regime. Finally, he is forced into exile. Back in 1935 to family, friends, and lovers, he is in a mix-mesh of lies, and scheming, again.
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Histórias Selvagens
Title: Histórias Selvagens
Released: January 1, 1978
Type: Movie
An adaptation of two short stories by Passos Coelho, essentially shot in a valley that is a territory threatened by floods, the film is a cinematographic chronicle of the rural worker in the area of Montemor-o-Velho.