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 »
"José and Pilar," a documentary by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, is a deeply moving story about love, loss and literature. It follows the days of José Saramago, the Nobel-laureate Portuguese ... See full summary »
A loner, narcissistic and suicidal teenager attracts most of the people he meets like a fatal aura, a black light. He falls deeply in love with Teresa but does she exist or is she a mere ... See full summary »
Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated.
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 »
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 stolen motorcycle back everything will be fine again, so he sets out to get enough money to buy his father a new one. Written by
"Jaime" is a soap opera, not the kind of soap opera where nobody works and everybody gets married in beautiful seaside resorts but the kind where tragedies keep on piling until the characters are out of breathing room in their lives for anything besides grievance.
"Jaime" follows the grown up child of the film's title in his quest to improve his life while at the same time reuniting his parents, for this he enters a dodgy underworld of child labor and slight misdemeanours where besides finding some pay he loses what little innocence he still retained.
Worthwhile even if a little heavy on the sentimental side
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