Francisco, salesman in a shoe store, is totally in love with Tatão, which sells perfume in the same street. But he is an amateur theater actor, as she hates theater and is a fan of cinema. Will this unlikely love endure?
Anastácio lives in Lisbon and is fanatic for Sporting, one of the city's football teams. When the team travels to face Porto, he follows it with the family, staying in house of his friend, Mr. Barata, pretending to be rich.
The unlikely love between Luisinha, a humble girl who lives on a small pension in Lisbon, and Daniel, a wealthy aristocrat who decides to fight for the girl who loves against the prejudices of his family.
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.
Maria de Medeiros
Maria de Medeiros,
Joaquim de Almeida
Every year, four ex-soldiers who call themselves "Os Imortais" ("The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate their war deeds and remember the old days, back in the war. On ... See full summary »
Joaquim de Almeida,
How happy and proud they are those two ladies back in Oporto! Thanks to them, their bright nephew can study medicine in Lisbon and may already have become a doctor. Little do they know, not... See full summary »
The film tells the story of Quim (João Paulo Rodrigues) and Zé (Pedro Alves), who are reunited with two cousins away from Lisbon. Together, they decide to revive past follies in Curral de ... See full summary »
João Paulo Rodrigues,
Everything is on the way for the annual performance of the Grandella's Store Theatre Group, "Os Grandelinhas", with the play "O Pai Tirano". That's when Chico Mega discovers that his beloved Tatão is turning her attention to another guy, Artur de Castro. When he tries to regain her love a series of mistakes between his personage on the play and his real life will lead to an unbelievable and much funny confusion with a great finale in the play's performance at stage. Written by
Paulo Perneta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 1940s are often referred to as a golden era of portuguese comedies and escapism was really the key word in most of them. But "O Pai Tirano" goes further than that. Deeper than that. A whole slice of life of the aspiring working class, aspiring to be urban low-middle class and respectable. A farce within a farce to have you laughing out loud. And some brilliantly subtle technic devices (for a very low budget film).
And then the acting talent of Vasco Santana, Ribeirinho, Leonor Maia(which for many movie lovers will always be the seemingly unnatainable "Tatão")and a supporting cast of wonderful players.
Perhaps against contemporary expectations it has proven to be an enduring classic. A gem of the small things that make us a human...
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