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Uma Rapariga no Verão (1986)

Isabel, a girl in her late teens, is unable to determine herself and understand herself - lost in the memory of her late mother, living with her father and sister, and discovering love with... See full summary »

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Isabel Galhardo ...
Isabel
Diogo Dória ...
Diogo, Isabel's Boyfriend
José Manuel Mendes ...
José Manuel, Isabel's Father
Joaquim Leitão ...
Quim
João Perry ...
Hunter in Bar
Alexandra Guimarães ...
Joana, Isabel's Sister
Jorge Silva Melo ...
Radio Producer
Virgílio Castelo ...
João
Madalena Pinto Leite ...
Inês
António Manuel Guimarães
Rui Reininho ...
Guitar Player in Bar
Isabel Winter
Luís Maio
João Freitas Branco ...
Man Reading Paper in Bar
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Isabel, a girl in her late teens, is unable to determine herself and understand herself - lost in the memory of her late mother, living with her father and sister, and discovering love with Diogo. Emptiness and somber perspectives of the future seem to encircle them, despite of moments of loud music in a nightclub or a sunny day at the beach. Written by Artemis-9

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11 December 1986 (Portugal)  »

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A Girl in Summer  »

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

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32 Frames for Orchestra
(theme music)
Written by: Andrew Poppy
Published in "Beatings of Wings"
(C) 1985 ZTT Records
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It's still the same old story...
6 November 2006 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This could be... well just another Portuguese movie. But it had a special meaning, it was directed and produced by a few teachers of mine, and in my school many tried to see it, many went to the session our local Cinemateca provided, many went asking themselves what it would be like. I just happened to catch it at my work, at the national television's archives. Well, my friends, if you need another example that bad Portuguese movies are not stereotypes but in fact very real things, this it, the real example of how boring, badly dubbed, pretentious, tiresome, grey, badly illuminated and infuriatingly unbearable could be our movies twenty years ago. The problem is not the movie "per se" (I'm sure many those who participated in it feel sorry for themselves today), the problem is that two days ago I tuned in my TV and on was a Manoel de Oliveira movie from 2002 which looked exactly like this, or worse (even more pretentious). Bad acting included. Why isn't the audience even entitled to understand what are they talking about, or simply what they are saying? Why this obsession with complete disdain for the people who are already making an effort by continuing to watch the movie? This one's depressing, confusing and the worst part is that it could choose not to be. But maybe I am beating around the bush. It's a naive exercise in film-making, an irritating and amazingly boring one. But my sympathy for the director himself as a person is not in question. I learned a great deal from him back in my school days. My main problem is that in Portugal there are TOO MANY movies like these, to the point that the words "portuguese movie" are synonymous with "don't waste your time because it's boring, pretentious and impossible to watch until the end". 3 for some shots, and out of sympathy.


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