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Action | Comedy | History
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Follows Portugal's first fascist superhero: the ultra patriotic Captain Falcon!

Director: João Leitão
Stars: Gonçalo Waddington, David Chan Cordeiro, José Pinto
Tentação (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Father Antonio is a priest by vocation, committed and generous, dear people of Vila Daires a quiet village of the north. But Father Anthony is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as peaceful... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Leitão
Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Cristina Câmara, Diogo Infante
Mau Mau Maria (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three brothers try desperately to find the women of their lives so they can fulfill their father's wish and save their future as the family heirs.

Director: José Alberto Pinheiro
Stars: António Raminhos, Eduardo Madeira, José Pedro Gomes
Call Girl (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Maria (Soraia Chaves) a sensual call girl, is hired by Mouros (Joaquim de Almeida) to seduce Meireles (Nicolau Breyner), the Mayor of Vilanova, so that he can authorize a multinational to build a high quality resort. However, Madeira (Ivo Canelas) and Neves (Jose Raposo), PJ police detectives, discover the evidence of corruption and begin to investigate Meireles. Everything becomes even more ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos
Stars: Soraia Chaves, Ivo Canelas, Nicolau Breyner
Comedy
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Director: José Sacramento
Stars: José Pedro Gomes, António Feio, Maria Rueff
Comedy
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The film tells the story of Quim (João Paulo Rodrigues) and Zé (Pedro Alves), who are reunited with two cousins away from Lisbon. Together, they decide to revive past follies in Curral de ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolau Breyner
Stars: João Paulo Rodrigues, Pedro Alves, Alda Gomes
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.

Director: João Canijo
Stars: Rafael Morais, Rita Blanco, Anabela Moreira
Drama
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For a 13-year-old boy like Filipe, the prospect of a summer vacation in the Azores with his father is like a dream come true. But dreams are sometimes just a way to avoid facing reality...

Director: Luís Filipe Rocha
Stars: Afonso Pimentel, João Lagarto, Laura Soveral
Jaime (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A woman takes her young son, leaves her husband and moves in with her lover. The boy, desperate to get his parents back together, becomes convinced that if only he can get his father's ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos
Stars: Saúl Fonseca, Fernanda Serrano, Joaquim Leitão
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 Major Alvega (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Portuguese fiction takes a step in the right direction
8 November 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This two-season, twenty-something episode series that combines live action with green screen backgrounds and follows the adventures of World War II RAF Agent Major Alvega (Ricardo Carriço) as he goes up against the hilarious yet sinister SS Coronel Helmut Von Block (António Cordeiro) and tries to woo the loyalty-torn Fraülein Helga Schmidt, in inspired and thrilling sequences of action, humor, and WWII-style romance.

Trying to spot all the James Bond references (the recurring character of Miss Makelove the secretary is a dead ringer, for one...) is nearly impossible but makes "Major Alvega" all the more fun of a show to watch! Another high point, and one I personally treasure quite a lot, is that every episode opens and closes with a narration by legendary BBC Radio narrator Fernando Pessa, who passed away a few years ago but left very fond memories in our hearts, both through his phenomenal voice, his unique gift for storytelling, and his one-of-a-kind personality. His calling the Nazi dictator "Mr. Hitler", with the "Mr." in an hesitating manner, really shows how good he was at acting with his voice.

All in all, one of the best series ever to come out of Portuguese TV.


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