Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »
Manoel de Oliveira
Cécile Sanz de Alba,
Luís Miguel Cintra
Salvador knew Constança and Santiago. he did not know but admired, Laurence. Among them, Laurence knew Santiago. Constança did not know Laurence. Only Santiago knew Laurence, Constance and ... See full summary »
The battle of the sexes? The forces of despair and seduction? On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério, a young man with old money, and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their ... See full summary »
Manoel de Oliveira
Julio, aged nineteen, has just left the provinces to settle down in the outskirts of Lisbon. He lives there in a poor area with his uncle Afonso and starts working as an apprentice ... See full summary »
In fascist Portugal of the late sixties a rich landowner leads an idle life of hunting (animals and women), drinking and enjoying himself. He owns everything and everybody around him not only the objects, the horses, the dogs, the land and the lagoon but also the people like his servants and his own beautiful wife whom he keeps secluded inside his house like an emulator of the old feudal lords. The triangle formed by him, his wife and his manservant is an ambiguous one and the tensions produced within it end up in a tragic outcome. The visual images are splendid and the cut is solid and efficient. The music is superb. The plot is more suggested that explicitly told. In conclusion: a good movie though not a masterwork because the story has a few weak points such as the role of the narrator which is not well explained and a certain imperfection in depicting the characters
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