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Pedro Costa (II)

Pedro Costa was born on December 30, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Horse Money (2014), Colossal Youth (2006) and Ossos (1997). See full bio »
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Known For

Filmography

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 2014 Horse Money
 2012 Centro Histórico (segment "Sweet Exorcism")
 2010 O nosso Homem (Short)
 2009 Change Nothing (Documentary)
 2007 Memories (segment "The Rabbit Hunters")
 2007 State of the World (segment "Tarrafal")
 2005 Ne change rien (Short)
 2003 The End of a Love Affair (Short)
 2001 6 Bagatelas (Video short documentary)
 2001 Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Documentary)
 1997 Ossos
 1994 Casa de Lava
 1989 O Sangue
 1984 É Tudo Invenção Nossa (Short)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (6 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In Vanda's Room (2000) is a film about possession, not only the drugs, but she possesses the viewer in a certain kind of way that is different from other films. There are films that practice that kind of magic in different ways. That's what I call the Brechtian thing. [2015] See more »

Trivia:

Costa's films, at least since In Vanda's Room (2000), have shared certain unique characteristics: they are shot using a digital video camera, "a camera that you can buy in a supermarket," says the director; the production is collaborative, the people on screen 'playing' themselves, supplying their own words and working as an ad hoc film crew with Costa; they use real locations and whatever light ... See more »

Trademark:

Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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