An hourly reconstitution of the events that led to the 25th of Abril 1974 coup d'etat in Portugal.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
António Capelo ...
 Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho
Manuel Wiborg ...
 Salgueiro Maia
Marcantonio Del Carlo ...
 Garcia dos Santos
Vítor Norte ...
 Jaime Neves
Alexandre de Sousa ...
 Vítor Crespo
José Manuel Mendes ...
João Cardoso ...
Jorge Gonçalves ...
 Sanches Osório
Artur Ramos ...
 Junqueira dos Reis
André Gago ...
 Brito e Cunha
Cristina Carvalhal ...
 Clarisse Guerra
Eurico Lopes ...
 Joaquim Furtado
Gonçalo Waddington ...
 EPA Lieutenant
Guilherme Filipe ...
 Pato Anselmo
 Santos Silva


An hourly reconstitution of the events that led to the 25th of Abril 1974 coup d'etat in Portugal.

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24 April 1999 (Portugal)  »

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The reconstitution of events for this special involved over 60 actors, 1000 extras, 700 military personnel, and many military vehicles thanks to the Portuguese Army cooperation. See more »

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Wait A Minute! This Is Actually Good!
25 April 2004 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I just can't believe it. A Portuguese production that does have some production values.

This mini-series is basically a semi-documentary about the 25th of April Revolution, when officers from the Portuguese army decided to overthrow the fascist and illegal government which itself overthrew the rightfully elected democratic government around 70 years ago. The Revolution restored democracy, and this year we celebrate the 30th anniversary. What makes this Revolution so important - and I can't understand how it's so often neglected in history books - is that unlike other Revolutions like the Cuban or the Russian, Democracy was really restored; there was no figure like Fidel Castro to take control, nor was the power in the hands of a single party, like the communist in the former Soviet Union.

So it's very pleasant to watch this mini-series and be remembered how this Revolution was actually worth the effort. It's all told in a very linear fashion: 'these are the facts, that's how it happened, etc.,' there's next to none fiction, although there's nothing wrong with that. Obviously it cannot compete with a Hollywood (or any other European) production, because we're really bad filmmakers in Portugal, but for once I actually enjoyed one of our productions.

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