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The Jester (1987)

O Bobo (original title)
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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Fernando Heitor ...
Francisco Bernardes / Dom Bibas
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Rita Portugal
Luís Lucas ...
João
Carlos Farinha ...
João 10 Anos
Jasmim de Matos ...
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Bibi Perestrelo ...
Cousin
Isabel Feijó ...
Cousin
Raul Solnado ...
Inspector Aranha
Fernando Marchão ...
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Rui Lopes ...
Undercover Agent
Bernardo Figueiredo ...
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José Carlos Pratas ...
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José Luís Lameira ...
Sailor
José Manuel Neto ...
Sailor
Pedro Martins ...
Sailor
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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. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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Award: CICAE Award at the Locarno International Festival (Switzerland, 1988). See more »

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Idea good, execution poor.
3 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

The idea of combining the action with performance of a play is good, but the way it is done is more than a little confusing. Perhaps you need to be Portuguese to understand this one.


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