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Recollections of the Yellow House (1989)
"Recordações da Casa Amarela" (original title)

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Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor idiot, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.

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João César Monteiro ...
Manuela de Freitas ...
Dona Violeta
Ruy Furtado ...
Senhor Armando
Teresa Calado ...
Menina Julieta
António Terrinha ...
Doctor
Violeta Sarzedas ...
Neighbor in Living Room
Madalena Lua ...
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João Bénard da Costa ...
Dairy Clerk (as João Pedro Bénard)
Sabina Sacchi ...
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Inês de Medeiros ...
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Manuel Gomes ...
Laurindo
Maria Ângela de Oliveira ...
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Maria da Luz Fernandes ...
Neighbor with Baby
Vasco Sequeira ...
Taverner
José Nunes ...
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Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor idiot, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.

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I can't believe that I watched this movie only this recently. What a masterpiece. It is one of the greatest comedies I have ever seen. But it is not an obvious one and there are no cues for when to laugh as in so many distasteful sitcom-style-movies. This one will demand some effort from you but it is worth it. The story seems trivial, it revolves around the life of a man living in a house with other people and how he spends his existence, how he deals with his landlady, his job, etc... But that is only the scenery. As in most of his movies, there is a deep symbolism both in the dialogues and in the sets which is the real crux of the story. There are also genuinely funny moments throughout the film, which I won't mention so I won't spoil it. I give it a 10/10.


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