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14 November 1997 (Portugal) See more »
The first film in Pedro Costa's transformative trilogy about Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter of Lisbon... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anna Carvalho ... Prostitute

Directed by
Pedro Costa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Costa 

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Machuel 
Film Editing by
Jackie Bastide 
Production Design by
Zé Branco 
Costume Design by
Isabel Favila 
Production Management
Elisabeth Bocquet .... production manager (as Elizabeth Bocquet)
António Gonçalo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Maria Vaz da Silva .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jean Dubreuil .... sound editor
Henri Maïkoff .... sound
Pedro Melo .... sound recordist
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Gérard Rousseau .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Cardeira .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
Frédéric Massiot .... assistant editor
Other crew
Pedro Madeira .... costuming assistant
Dominique Auvray .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
João Botelho .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Manuela Correia .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Francis Duchet .... acknowledgment
João Egipto .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Françoise Elefantis .... acknowledgment
Luísa Ferrer .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Michel Hamon .... acknowledgment
Vasco Pimentel .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Augusto Rasta .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Fausto Rosário .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Os Sabura .... thanks: from Pedro Costa
Vladimir Stein .... thanks: from Pedro Costa

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94 min
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Eduarda:Are you the father?See more »
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Followed by In Vanda's Room (2000)See more »
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11 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
challenging film, 9 May 2010
Author: disdressed12 from Canada

this is one unique film form Portuguese director Pedro'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 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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