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Joaquim Oliveira ...
Jesus
Rita Blanco ...
Jesus' Mother
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Hélio, Jesus' Father
Branca de Camargo ...
Redhead
João Perry ...
Banker
Alexandra Lencastre ...
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Maria Emília Correia ...
Amélia Castro, the General's Wife
Gabriela Tomé ...
Lara, the Fortune-Teller
Canto e Castro ...
Hipólito, the Older Priest
Paulo Bragança ...
Lino, the Younger Priest
Mário Jacques ...
Rezende Castro, the General
Fernando Cabral Martins ...
Tadeu, the Lawyer
Vladimir Rechtilov ...
Russian Businessman
Andrei Jerebison ...
Russian Interpreter
Maria João Luís ...
António Suzette Almeida, the Sculptor
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Unexpected events occur in a single day: a boy makes his parents rich when he finds the hidden and forbidden treasure of the Earth; two priests close their church for lack of parishioners and put the saints in auction; a banker has auditory hallucinations and a minister has visual hallucinations; an elegant woman organizes a party of red dresses; a general traffics weapons and his wife, works of art, while others revolt to fix the injustices of the world.

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Money makes everyone happy : at least that is what a vast majority thinks.
19 July 2007 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny,quiet,little film directed by Joao Botelho.His works has made him as one of the most talented Portuguese film directors of our times.These days Joao Botelho is making very hard to follow philosophical films.This Portuguese film called Traffic has nothing to do neither with Soderburg's film of the same name nor it is at all related to Jacques Tati's classic.What is presented in this film is absolutely unique.There are great scenes of church,vacations, corruption, high society etc.Each character is shown honestly without any embellishment.This is the reason why this film appears as a tragic film despite having certain scenes which provide comical relief.


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