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2 March 2001 (Portugal) See more »
The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in. | Add synopsis »
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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artfully filmed, deceptive See more (8 total) »


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Directed by
Pedro Costa 
Produced by
Karl Baumgartner .... producer
Andres Pfäffli .... producer
Francisco Villa-Lobos .... producer
Cinematography by
Pedro Costa 
Film Editing by
Dominique Auvray 
Patricia Saramago 
Sound Department
Stephan Konken .... re-recording mixer
Martin Langenbach .... foley artist
Pedro Melo .... sound
Markus Pauli .... sound recordist
Hartmut Teschemacher .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Pedro Filipe Marques .... assistant editor (as Pedro Marques)

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Also Known As:
"No Quarto da Vanda" - Portugal (original title)
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Portugal:170 min | Switzerland:179 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Follows Ossos (1997)See more »


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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
artfully filmed, deceptive, 26 September 2011
Author: geoff k from United States

I found myself wondering, 'what is real in this film, and what did the director add, if anything?' It is a portrait of everyone, not just 'lowly' drug users. And no, the reviewer who claimed a 'well trained dog' could film a movie such as this is probably a 12 year old, especially since many scenes do not take place in a)a structure being demolished, b) many characters depicted are not using drugs, and etc etc... just a terrible review from someone whose favorite movie is probably 'Thor'. I also loved the soundscapes - all of the noise of commerce, music, and yes, demolition. I think it is interesting to witness the visual transformation that occurs within this trilogy of films. Very poetic and empathetic; loving, almost.

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