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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 where she lives in. | Add synopsis »
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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People on Drugs? Well, there's a bit more to it than that! 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Martin Langenbach .... foley artist
Pedro Melo .... sound
Markus Pauli .... sound recordist
Hartmut Teschemacher .... sound recordist
Editorial Department
Pedro Marques .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"No Quarto da Vanda" - Portugal (original title)
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Portugal:170 min | Switzerland:179 min
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
People on Drugs? Well, there's a bit more to it than that!, 25 January 2011
Author: paulgeaf from United Kingdom

I would love to say, like I read on this very site yesterday, before watching the film, that this is 'the best drug abuse film' but it really is not.

I don't want to come across as if I am saying this is lighthearted or lessen the impact of it in any way. It Is a harrowing study of some pretty messed up people. A woman who is immersed in drug-taking and nothing else in life. The people around her, everyone with the same story or problem, they ALL take drugs. It's sad to see.

Somewhere, behind those eyes you can see a pretty woman who must have had dreams once, her sister too...they are beautiful women gone sick and twisted.

I do agree that this film should be shown everywhere though, this is what drugs do to you! Or perhaps that should say, this is -what society that doesn't care does to you?!

Watch this. You will never see another film like it and for better or worse, you need to know it exists.

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