Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »
Inês de Medeiros
A loner, narcissistic and suicidal teenager attracts most of the people he meets like a fatal aura, a black light. He falls deeply in love with Teresa but does she exist or is she a mere ... See full summary »
A beautiful movie from the visual point of view. Excellent interior sceneries and framings, a very steady players direction and a superb performance of the main actors and actresses. Sequence of images and scenes fluid and pleasant. So what's the movie's flaw after all? We are told a story of a pretty young prostitute of a luxury brothel frequented by rich and important men like politicians, bankers, generals and even judges (at least one Supreme Court judge is seen there). One of them, an important banker, falls in love with her and takes her to live with him. But from then on a succession of sentimental dramatic episodes take place relating the girl's behaviour with events that occurred in Portugal after the date in 1917 when 3 children shepherds (one boy and two girls) declared they had seen and listened to the Virgin Mary Who had appeared to them on the top of a holm-oak which has been accepted by the Catholic Church constituting what is called The Miracle of Fatima. This succession of episodes is somewhat slack with a few unexplained and inconsistent details. The pity is that these contents don't correspond with the brilliant movie form.
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