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João Canijo (writer)
Pierre Hodgson (writer)
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10 April 1998 (Portugal) See more »
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Nauseating violence in an average Portuguese crime film. See more (2 total) »


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Ana Bustorff ... Dalila
Vítor Norte ... Marcolino
João Reis ... Pompeu
Teresa Madruga ... Ercília

Adriano Luz ... Pinto
Márcia Breia ... Dalila's Mother
Fernando Luís ... Jordão
José Raposo ... Priest
Orlando Costa ... Cândido, a contract killer
Francisco Nascimento ... Cesário
Ivo Vieira
Teresa Negrão
Luís César
Julieta Santos
Filipa Figueiredo
Rui Luís ... (voice)
João Lagarto ... (voice)

Directed by
João Canijo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
João Canijo  writer
Pierre Hodgson  writer

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
Original Music by
Alexandre Soares 
Cinematography by
Mário Castanheira 
Film Editing by
Rudolfo Wedeles 
Production Design by
Carla Figueiredo 
Costume Design by
Carla Figueiredo 
Production Management
Joaquim Carvalho .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro Madeira .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Vianney Aube .... additional atmosphere sound editor
Philippe Morel .... sound
Gérard Rousseau .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
João 'Musga' Carlos Aguiar .... chief electrician
Crew believed to be complete

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France:97 min | Portugal:95 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Nauseating violence in an average Portuguese crime film., 19 June 2007
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

For those who have had a taste of Portuguese cinema by watching films by Joao Cesar Monteiro, Pedro Costa, Teresa Villaverde and Manoel de Oliviera surprising things are in store. This is because this particular film is a work of one of the most promising forces of Portuguese cinema.It is also true that "Sapatos Pretos" is a different film because of its depiction of a woman's vulnerability. This is because its central character receives a lot of beatings from her male lover. In some respects "Black Shoes" is a bizarre film because it is quite normal for viewers to get a glimpse of violence on screen but the trouble with this film is that when this terrible violence becomes nauseating viewers have no escape regardless of where they are watching the film, whether in a cinema hall or on their DVD player. This film will certainly interest those viewers who would like to catch up with unknown aspects of Portuguese cinema especially the crime film genre. A word of advice-better watch Joao Canijo second film called "Noite Oscura".

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