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April Captains (2000)

Capitães de Abril (original title)
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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Maia
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Manuel
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Lobão
Manuel João Vieira ...
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Marcantonio Del Carlo ...
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Emmanuel Salinger ...
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Manuel Lobão ...
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Luís Miguel Cintra ...
Brigadier 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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21 April 2000 (Portugal)  »

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FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

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€27,334 (Italy) (13 January 2002)
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One of the most expensive Portuguese movies ever made. 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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Grândola, vila morena
Written and Performed by José Afonso
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Piece of history
9 June 2005 | by (Roma, Italy) – See all my reviews

Principally it is the story of two men who were part of the Portuguese revolution. It was easy to understand the contest, but usually directors starts from a historical fact to speak about something else, or they shows also the period before or after this fact, here everything happen during that couple of days when the revolution acts. It could also be seen as a kind of documentary. The movie focalize to these two people, showing as normal they were, not like common heroes, because the revolution come from people. Although it was made from military army from the title you can understand that they were just "capitaes" as the main characters. Nice colors and lights during the whole movie, excellent work for the director being her first movie, she doesn't fall to the banal way. Well shown emotions and passion of people and crowd. The character of Maia (main one)is well-made and there is also a good interpretation for Stefano Accorsi, able to show Maia's limits, this not-being an hero.


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