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April Captains (2000)
"Capitães de Abril" (original title)

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Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

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Stefano Accorsi ...
Maia
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Antónia
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Gervásio
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Manuel
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Lobão
Manuel João Vieira ...
Fonseca
Marcantonio Del Carlo ...
Silva
Emmanuel Salinger ...
Botelho
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Rosa
Manuel Manquiña ...
Gabriel
Duarte Guimarães ...
Daniel
Manuel Lobão ...
Fernandes
Luís Miguel Cintra ...
Pais
Joaquim Leitão ...
Filipe
Canto e Castro ...
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Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

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Há momentos em que a única solução é desobedecer.

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FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

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ESP 27,088,816 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When the armed forces came from Santarém to Lisbon on 25 April 1974, they really did stop at red lights as in the film. See more »

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The officer of the day at Escola Prática de Cavalaria, Liutenent Lobão, doesn't wear the red band at his left arm that all all officers of the day must wear to identify them as such. See more »

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A Portuguese film, just like the ones I used to dream of...
27 August 2002 | by (Inverness, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Being half-portuguese doesn't render me half-blind (nor half-prejudiced) when discussing portuguese films. Not that I get to do that very often anyway. But this film was such a rush of adrenaline! Yes, that's right - it was mostly accurate as far as history went/goes - but it pulled no punches on venturing beyond usual portuguese-film territory: things like using real locations in the middle of traffic-congested Lisbon and recruiting a real crowd to stand in for the real crowd of almost 30 years ago. And by God did they get it right! OK, to sum it up: very emotional if you've lived through it, but you'll spot minor improvements that could have been made as well as plot necessities that were. If you're just watching it randomly, you're in for a good historical romp, only of the very recent History kind and a bit more thought-proving than usual. Even by European standards, yes.


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