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Balada da Praia dos Cães (1987)

In Portugal, in the 60s, the corpse of a man appears on Dog's Beach. The corpse is identified as the major Dantas, a man wanted by authorities after his escape from a military prison where he was awaiting trial for insurrection.
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Raul Solnado ...
Elias Santana
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Capt. Dantas
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Fontenova
Carmen Dolores ...
D. Otilia
Pedro Efe ...
Cpl. Barroca
Henrique Viana ...
Otero
Mario Pardo ...
Roque
Cucha Carvalheiro ...
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Melim Teixeira ...
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Luís Santos ...
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Francisco Pestana ...
Official
Teresa Mónica ...
Maid
F. Quiroga ...
Inspector Melo
Manuel Cavaco ...
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In Portugal, in the 60s, the corpse of a man appears on Dog's Beach. The corpse is identified as the major Dantas, a man wanted by authorities after his escape from a military prison where he was awaiting trial for insurrection.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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12 March 1987 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

La playa de los perros  »

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1.66 : 1
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Featured in Olhar o Cinema Português: 1896-2006 (1997) See more »

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SEMPRE QUE LISBOA CANTA
by Carlos Ramos
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It's not a masterpiece... However, it's a good Portuguese film
20 August 2011 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV a few months ago, and I like it. It's not a great movie that change history, but it has some of the Portuguese soul in the years of the dictatorship. It is based on José Cardoso Pires book, an experimental detective story that is set on the sixties. The highlight of themovie is Raul Solnado, here in his best drama performance. José Cardoso Pires didn't want Solnado to the main role (inspector Elias Santana), but when he saw the movie, he changed his idea. Many people thought he was just a comedian, until this movie came out. It's a good adaptation of the novel (and I admit, I read the book and I think that the film is more enjoyable than the book, because this author is good, but not very enjoyable to read). Watch it.


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