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Release Date:
21 April 2000 (Portugal) See more »
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Há momentos em que a única solução é desobedecer.
Plot:
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 synopsis »
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5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Portuguese Revolution turns lively schoolboy adventure See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Stefano Accorsi ... Maia

Maria de Medeiros ... Antónia

Joaquim de Almeida ... Gervásio

Frédéric Pierrot ... Manuel

Fele Martínez ... Lobão
Manuel João Vieira ... Fonseca
Marcantonio Del Carlo ... Silva
Emmanuel Salinger ... Botelho

Rita Durão ... Rosa
Manuel Manquiña ... Gabriel
Duarte Guimarães ... Daniel
Manuel Lobão ... Fernandes
Luís Miguel Cintra ... Brigadier Pais
Joaquim Leitão ... Filipe
Canto e Castro ... Salieri

Rogério Samora ... Rui Gama
Pedro Hestnes ... Emílio
Marcello Urgeghe ... Radio speaker
José Airosa ... Paulo Ruivo
José Boavida ... Radio technician
António Capelo ... Chamarro
Ruy de Carvalho ... Spínola
Ricardo Pais ... Marcelo Caetano
José Eduardo ... Virgílio
Peter Michael ... Pedro
Raquel Mariano ... Amélia
Horácio Santos ... Cesário

Paula Guedes ... Irene
José Manuel Mendes ... Carlos
Carlos César ... Radio Doorman
Rosa Guerra ... Natália
Guilherme Filipe ... Inspector Santos
Carlos Matos Gomes ... Coronel Matos
Pedro Efe ... Old Sargeant
Mário Redondo ... Aspirante Ary
Henrique Viana ... Brigadier Moura
Luís Mascarenhas ... Coronel Lopes
Luís Lima Barreto ... 2nd Minister
João Lagarto ... Journalist Caxias
Marco Delgado ... Barrack Soldier

Jerry Rudes ... American
Rui Louro ... 2nd Sargeant - Santarém
Rui Luís ... Car Police Officer
Miguel Melo ... Young PIDE Police Officer
Sérgio Grilo ... Armored Vehicle Driver
Vítor Andrade ... Soldier - Pais Attack
Sano De Perpessac ... Florist
João Cabral ... RCP Journalist
Pedro Carraca ... RCP Journalist
Victor Rocha ... Apontador
Carlos Vieira ... Apontador
Igor Sampaio ... 1st Police Officer RCP
António Vitorino D'Almeida ... Carmo Man
Bina Daigeler ... RCP Journalist (as Sabina Daigeler)
Brigitte Proucelle ... RCP Journalist
Vasco Pimentel ... Crowd Journalist
José Jorge Letria ... Journalist Manuel
Joaquim Nicolau ... Man in Crowd - Caxias
Vitor Rocha ... Voice of Manuel (voice)
Miguel Moreira ... Voice of Botelho (voice)
Sérgio Godinho ... Voice of Gabriel (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
João Reis ... Voice of Salgueiro Maia (voice)
Leonor Cabral ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Joaquim Custódia ... Ministro (uncredited)
Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho ... Oscar (uncredited)
Luís Romão ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Maria de Medeiros (a film by)
 
Writing credits
Maria de Medeiros  &
Ève Deboise  (as Eve Deboise)

Produced by
Jacques Bidou .... producer
Javier Castro .... associate producer
Ricardo Evole .... associate producer
Rui Louro .... distribution executive producer
Rui Louro .... post production executive producer
Alain Peyrollaz .... executive producer
Enzo Porcelli .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
António Vitorino D'Almeida (original score) (as António Victorino D'Almeida)
 
Cinematography by
Michel Abramowicz 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Witta 
 
Production Design by
Guy-Claude François 
 
Art Direction by
Agustí Camps  (as Agusti Camps Salat)
 
Set Decoration by
Margarida Amaro 
 
Costume Design by
Bina Daigeler (wardrobe) (as Sabina Daigeler)
 
Makeup Department
Bina Almeida .... additional hair stylist
Claudia Bandeira .... assistant makeup artist
Tatiana Cruz .... additional makeup artist
Sano De Perpessac .... chief hair stylist
Sano De Perpessac .... chief makeup artist
Cristina Didelet .... additional makeup artist
Stéphanie Lemaire .... assistant makeup artist
Diane Mahmoudi .... assistant hair stylist
Luísa Mendes .... additional hair stylist
Anthony Mouix .... assistant hair stylist
Deolinda Tomé .... additional hair stylist
Fátima Vieira .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Renato Correia .... production supervisor
Marianne Dumoulin .... production manager
Adélaide Empis .... production supervisor (as Adelaide Empis)
Gerardo Fernandes .... production manager
Rui Louro .... production manager
Alain Peyrollaz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Antunez .... trainee assistant director (as Francisco Antunes)
Bruno Cabral .... trainee assistant director (as Bruno Morais Cabral)
Raul Correia .... second assistant director (as Raúl Correia)
Nuno Dray .... additional assistant director
Maria João Matos Silva .... third assistant director
João Pedro Ruivo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ana Alves .... assistant props
Rui Alves .... props
Mário Caetano .... additional decorator
Mário Caetano .... additional props
José Carrilho .... additional decorator
José Carrilho .... additional props
Pedro Garcia .... art assistant
Madalena Guerreiro .... additional painter
Patricia Jouvencel .... chief painter
Virgínia Lourenço .... additional painter
Susana Machado .... modeler
Susana Machado .... painter
Augusto Mayer .... first assistant art director
Tiago Mayer .... art assistant
Pedro Melo .... additional decorator
Pedro Melo .... additional props
Jean-Marie Milon .... carpenter
Fernanda Morais .... props
David Paredes .... carpenter
Arnaldo Pereira .... additional painter
Artur Pinheiro .... assistant props
Paulo Routier .... location production designer
António Sampaio .... carpenter
Carlos Sampaio .... carpenter
Vítor Manuel Teixeira .... additional painter
Manuel Ventura .... chief constructor
 
Sound Department
Jean-Philippe Angelini .... sound assistant
Serge Arthus .... dolby consultant
Stéphane de Rocquigny .... sound assistant
Manuel de Sousa .... assistant sound recordist
Eliane Dorin .... assistant foley editor
Eric Ferret .... dubbing supervisor
Isabelle Filippi .... sound assistant
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Alek Goosse .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Lebras .... dubbing boom operator
Eric LeGarçon .... assistant sound editor (as Eric Legarçon)
Natália Lopes .... sound trainee
Mourad Louanchi .... supervising sound editor
Laurent Lévy .... foley
Olivier Marlangeon .... foley assistant
Pedro Melo .... boom operator
Hervé Roux .... consultant: dts
Bruno Tarrière .... sound re-recording mixer
Yves Tauveron .... dubbing assistant
Jérôme Thiault .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... technical consultant: stunts
Atílio Silva .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Assis .... additional photography
Domingos Batista .... groupman
Carlos Cabeceran .... camera operator (as Carles Cabeceran)
João Caires .... additional groupman
Pedro Cardeira .... second assistant camera
Tony Costa .... first assistant camera (as Toni Costa)
Rafael de Sousa .... chief electrician
Aires Dias .... additional groupman
Paulo Duarte .... electrician
Miguel Efe .... grip
Carlos Figueiroa .... grip
António Furtado .... additional electrician
José Gomes .... key grip
Susana Gomes .... camera trainee
João Guerra .... additional photography
Helder Loureiro .... electrician
Jorge Mergulhão .... additional groupman
Jorge Mergulhão .... electrician
Victor Nobre .... first assistant camera (as Vítor Nobre)
Fernando Oliveira .... additional electrician
Alfredo 'Alebé' Ramalho .... additional electrician (as Alfredo Ramalho)
Marco Sales .... electrician
Luis Santos .... grip
Carlos M. Silva .... additional electrician
José M. Silva .... additional electrician
André Szankowski .... camera trainee
Rui Torres .... additional electrician
Anabela Trindade .... still photographer
João Tuna .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Maria João Matos Silva .... actors casting
Nuno Milagre .... extras casting
João Pedro Ruivo .... actors casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Teresa Campos .... wardrobe assistant
Silvia Meireles .... wardrobe assistant
Isabel Quadros .... assistant wardrober
Eva Salas .... wardrobe assistant (as Eva Salas-Infante)
Catarina Santos .... seamstress
René Zamudio .... wardrobe assistant (as Rene Zamudio)
 
Editorial Department
Yves Betat .... color timer
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Marion Linares .... trainee editor
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Joao Nunes .... first assistant editor
Sylvie Petat .... assistant editor
Lucile Sautarel .... conforming editor
Sophie Versi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jean-Philippe Audin .... musician: cello
Maria de Deus .... assistant music producer
Afonso Malão .... musician: piano solo
Vítor Peixoto .... musician: fado
Ricardo Rocha .... musician: portuguese guitar
Valdemar Vigário .... musician: fado
António Vitorino D'Almeida .... conductor (as António Victorino D'Almeida)
António Vitorino D'Almeida .... orchestrator (as António Victorino D'Almeida)
 
Transportation Department
Jean-Pierre Aschard .... driver: EBR (as Sarg. Mor Jean-Pierre Aschard)
Delgado .... bus driver
Jean Edouard .... driver: EBR
Rafael Hernandez .... driver
Luís Oliveira .... motorhome driver
José António Pantana .... bus driver
Carlos Silva .... motorhome driver
 
Other crew
Patricia Almeida .... production assistant (as Patrícia Almeida)
Jorge Anselmo .... production assistant
Sérgio Baptista .... production assistant
Inessa Campos .... additional crew
Carlos Canelas .... production administrator: Portugal
Clarice Cartier .... production assistant: Italy
Bruno Costa .... production assistant
Albert Coumans .... caterer (as Alberto Coumans)
Michelle Cretel .... financial director
Vitalina de Sousa .... additional crew
Victor Domingos .... military advisor (as Brigadeiro Vitor Domingos)
Victor Domingos .... military coordinator (as Brigadeiro Vitor Domingos)
Rui Ferreira .... production assistant
Claire Gadea .... production assistant: France (as Claire Gadéa)
Beatriz Jarmela .... production coordinator: Portugal
António Jerónimo .... production assistant
Sophie Lartigue .... additional crew
John Lvoff .... technical advisor
Fernanda Marreiros .... assistant production administrator: Portugal
Maria José Monteiro .... production assistant: Portugal
Nuno Oliveira'Konadu' .... production staff
Tina Olivares .... production assistant: Spain
Luís Oliveira .... production assistant
Vasco Pimentel .... adaptation: Portuguese
Rui Pina .... production assistant
Zélia Queiroz .... additional crew
Lucile Sautarel .... additional crew
Ana Silva .... continuity
Jô Silva .... caterer
Fátima Veiga .... caterer
Filipe Verde .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Capitães de Abril" - Portugal (original title)
"Captains of April" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
123 min | Argentina:125 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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One of the most expensive Portuguese movies ever made.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 morenaSee more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Portuguese Revolution turns lively schoolboy adventure, 14 April 2000
Author: R. J. (jorge.mourinha@gmail.com) from Lisbon

For her feature directing debut, Maria de Medeiros ("Pulp Fiction", "Henry and June") has certainly taken on a big story: the Portuguese Revolution of the 25th of April 1974. However, the film isn't a history lesson; rather a fictional story that introduces fictional characters and situations into the actual historical facts and places of the day, alongside some of its real protagonists. It's basically a schoolboy comic-book adventure, full of naive heroics and larger-than-life moments, quite well played and adroitly directed; the script is the weakest link, fanning out into a number of parallel stories some of which are rather pointless. The film exudes the contagious energy and juvenile joy of actually living out an adventure (although one might point out that no, the actual Revolution was not an adventure!), and it's precisely that schoolboy-adventure side that, along with its no-nonsense storytelling which adheres relatively faithfully to the actual run of events, is enough to recommend it. .

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