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Credited cast:
Vanda Duarte ...
Clotilde
Nuno Vaz ...
The Father
Mariya Lipkina ...
Tina
Isabel Ruth ...
Eduarda
Inês de Medeiros ...
Whore
Miguel Sermão ...
Clotilde's Husband
Berta Susana Teixeira ...
Nurse
Clotilde Montron ...
Friend
Zita Duarte ...
Friend
Beatriz Lopez
Luísa Carvalho
Ana Marta
Carolina Eira
Ricardo Tavares
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The first film in Pedro Costa's transformative trilogy about Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter of Lisbon, Ossos is a tale of young lives torn apart by desperation. After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live. With its reserved, shadowy cinematography by Emmanuel Machuel (who collaborated with Bresson on L'argent), Ossos is a haunting look at a devastated community. Written by Anonymous

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Eduarda: Are you the father?
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Lowdown
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Written by Bruce Gilbert (as B. Gilbert), Graham Lewis (as G. Lewis), Colin Newman (as C. Newman), Robert Gotobed (as R. Gotobed)
cortesia de EMI MUSIC FRANCE
© EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING
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challenging film
9 May 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this is one unique film form Portuguese director Pedro Costa.it's a film that definitely requires more than one viewing in order to fully understand it.i liked it,but there's no doubt it's challenging.however,that just makes the experience more rewarding once we do comprehend what it is we have witnessed.as for this movie,though i didn't completely grasp the meaning of it all,i did like the look and the atmosphere of it.colours were used to very good effect.dialogue is used very sparingly here,and that works in the film's favour as well.keep in mind going in,this a movie that will challenge you and make you use your mind.if you're not wiling to be engaged mentally,this isn't your film.


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