MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,762 this week

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

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,870 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 8 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
a list of 51 titles
created 27 Apr 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "April Captains" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: April Captains (2000)

April Captains (2000) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of April Captains.
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Teresa Villaverde
Stars: Galatea Ranzi, Joaquim de Almeida, Alexandre Pinto
Blood Curse (2006)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village.

Directors: Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra
Stars: Adriano Luz, Manuela Couto, Sara Carinhas
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Antonietta de Lillo
Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Enzo Moscato, Rosario Sparno
Os Imortais (2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Every year, four ex-soldiers who call themselves "Os Imortais" ("The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate their war deeds and remember the old days, back in the war. On ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos
Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Emmanuelle Seigner, Nicolau Breyner
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Carlos Coelho da Silva
Stars: Jorge Corrula, Soraia Chaves, Nicolau Breyner
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
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos
Stars: Soraia Chaves, Marco D'Almeida, Pedro Laginha
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three short stories by a great poet and esoterist, Fernando Pessoa, dealing with the themes of life, ascesis, and death - originally brought to the stage at the 1989 Avignon Festival: "... See full summary »

Director: Maria de Medeiros
Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Maria de Medeiros, Francisco Campanico
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Vasco Leitão, estudante de medicina, sobrevive na capital à custa da mesada das tias de Trás-os-Montes, que nunca vieram a Lisboa e o consideram um aluno exemplar. Todavia, o alegre ... See full summary »

Director: José Cottinelli Telmo
Stars: Vasco Santana, Beatriz Costa, António Silva
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

While rehearsing the annual play a clerk tries to regain the attention of his beloved, in a comedy of equivoques.

Director: António Lopes Ribeiro
Stars: Vasco Santana, Francisco Ribeiro, Leonor Maia
Amo-te, Teresa (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Teresa and Miguel, of 35 and 15 years respectively, get involved. Teresa is a doctor and, after a frustrated love life, she decides to abandon Lisbon and returns to her native land. When ... See full summary »

Directors: Cristina Boavida, Ricardo Espírito Santo
Stars: Ana Padrão, Diogo Morgado, Maria João Abreu
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Accorsi ...
Maia
...
Antónia
...
Gervásio
...
Manuel
...
Lobão
Manuel João Vieira ...
Fonseca
Marcantonio Del Carlo ...
Silva
Emmanuel Salinger ...
Botelho
...
Rosa
Manuel Manquiña ...
Gabriel
Duarte Guimarães ...
Daniel
Manuel Lobão ...
Fernandes
Luís Miguel Cintra ...
Pais
Joaquim Leitão ...
Filipe
Canto e Castro ...
Salieri
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Há momentos em que a única solução é desobedecer.

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

April Captains  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

ESP 27,088,816 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Captain Salgueiro Maia, portrayed in the film, was born in 1944 and died of cancer in 1992. He was one of the Portuguese heroes of the revolution. It was he who forced the goverment to resign and it was in great part due his intelligence and common sense that it was possible to have a "bloodless revolution" that ended 48 years of dictatorship. He wasn't promoted (nor did he ever seek any kind of promotions or fame or power) and was for some time forgotten. Eventually he was honored with two streets in Santarém and Castelo de Vide (where he was born and where he is buried) that now bear his name. Also in Santarém stands a statue of Captain Salgueiro. In Lisbon, in Largo do Carmo, where he stood with a megaphone and his troops and hundreds of civilians crying "Victory," forcing the govement to resign, there is a inscription to him written on the ground. It says: "To Salgueiro Maia, remembering the 25th of April 1974. Homage made by the city of Lisbon, 1992." 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 »

Soundtracks

Grândola, vila morena
Written and Performed by José Afonso
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Não percebo... renato_gandamaluko
Discuss April Captains (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?