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On the Edge of the Horizon (1993)

O Fio do Horizonte (original title)
Spino, a pathologist, receives an unidentified body which looks familiar to him... himself, 30 years younger.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brasseur ...
Antonio Valero ...
Miguel Guilherme ...
Nicolau Breyner ...
Luís Santos ...
Fernando Heitor ...
José Gomes ...
Man 1
Joaquim Leitão ...
Man 2
Guilherme Filipe ...
Morgue Clerk
João Vaz ...
Morgue Clerk
Paulo Rocha ...
Margarida Marinho ...
Gonçalo Topa ...
Young Man


Spino, a 50-year-old pathologist, works at the city morgue. One night, he receives the unidentified body of a murdered young man to perform the autopsy. But Spino seems to recognize the body... himself, 30 years younger. He decides to start his own investigation leading him to a labyrinth of dead-ends. Written by Hugo Lopes

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O passado e' como o horizonte. Quanto mais nos aproximamos, mais ele se afasta.


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24 November 1993 (France)  »

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The Line of the Horizon  »

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Amazing Film
30 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in a Portuguese movie theater when I was visiting Lisbon years ago. I found it to be incredibly beautiful and mysterious. The French actor Claude Brasseur is really great in it and the whole feeling of the film reminds me of The Third Man. This director captured the city in an extraordinary way and plays with the camera to cross over the reality/imaginary line. Quite amazing. I returned to Lisbon years later and actually found the videotape for sale, so I bought it and have seen many times since. The music is by Zbigniew Preisner who wrote the music for Kieslowsky's The Double Life of Veronica.

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