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Nós Que Aqui Estamos por Vós Esperamos (1999)

A fascinating and poetical collage of countless images from the 20th century with the purpose of revealing matters of life and death during the era and its many social, cultural and ... See full summary »

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A fascinating and poetical collage of countless images from the 20th century with the purpose of revealing matters of life and death during the era and its many social, cultural and political transformations, with the director making several statements on several issues, combining fact and fiction to compose his powerful mosaic of images along with the magnificent music of Wim Mertens. A true work of art that dares to make several questions about the human condition, its contradictions and ironies. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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The work of a genius

This work can hardly be seen as a documentary. During its almost eighty minutes is depicts a very personal view of the twenty century, but this is only an excuse for deep reflections about war, individuality, mankind, progress, labor, in short, life. The work is a patchwork of black-and-white footage, edited and superimposed in such a way that many times one is seeing three, four or more seemingly disparate images... but nothing is random in "Nós Que Aqui Estamos por Vós Esperamos". In some sense it reminds me of Koyaanisqatsy, but if I had to choose one I would immediately prefer "Nós..."; it is closer to human beings and to human feelings. The musical score, by Wim Mertens, is perfect. Unforgettable and wonderful experience to be repeated over and over again. A must have.


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