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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 ...
Salieri
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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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21 April 2000 (Portugal)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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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Grândola, vila morena
Written and Performed by José Afonso
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Carnation Revolution in 1974 Portugal
29 October 2003 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Probably the first Portuguese film I have seen in my life, and I enjoyed it. The plot is related of how the young army officers took the power in Portugal in 1974, to finally defeat the fascist government of Caetano and to also finalize the wars in the colonies, i.e. Mozambique, Angola, and Guinea (Bissau)- Cape Vert. Most of the events shown in the film reflect with exactitude the behavior of the army officers and soldiers to conduct the coup, of the oppressed people, who were very happy with this new development and the liberty, the resistance of Caetano's men, and also in a subtle way of most conservative officials, including Spinola, who took over as the new president. The Portuguese revolution can be remembered because of the action of several young officers, but for me the most interesting part of the film was when the young captain expressed that Portugal should develop itself democratically, and this is what the country achieved some years after this coup or revolution. The film also shows that the army officers and soldiers never wanted to kill anyone; even the most serious enemies were respected at the end.


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