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A Cara que Mereces (2004)

Francisco, behave! I Know it's your birthday, you are thirty now, it's carnival, you've dressed as a cowboy for the school party and you are surrounded by kids you hate. But that's no ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
José Airosa ...
Francisco
...
Marta
Sara Graça ...
Vera
Miguel Barroso ...
Carlos
João Nicolau ...
Nicolau
Ricardo Gross ...
Gross
Rui Catalão ...
Travassos
António Pedro Figueiredo ...
Copi (as Antonio Figueiredo)
Manuel Mozos ...
Harry
...
Texas
Pedro Caldas ...
Simões
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
João Pedro Bénard ...
Médico
Francisco Hestnes ...
(as Francisco Ferreira)
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Francisco, behave! I Know it's your birthday, you are thirty now, it's carnival, you've dressed as a cowboy for the school party and you are surrounded by kids you hate. But that's no reason to be so annoying... Francisco, repeat after me: "Up to your 30's you have the face God has given you. After that, you get the face you deserve". Written by O Som e a Fúria

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24 March 2005 (Portugal)  »

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A cara que mereces  »

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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1.85 : 1
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A dry-run for the classics that followed.
18 May 2016 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Before "Tabu" and the "Arabian Nights" trilogy catapulted him into the international limelight Miguel Gomes gave us "The Face You Deserve", his debut feature, which now seems in its quiet, phantasmagorical way something of a dry-run for the classics that followed. It's two strangely surreal episodes tenuously use the fairy tales "The Sleeping Beauty" and "The Ugly Duckling" as jumping off points though making sense of what follows may not be so easy. In many ways its like "The Arabian Nights" in miniature or something that, once upon a time, Luis Bunuel might have made. It certainly marked Gomes as a director to watch although the film itself didn't make much of an impact outside its native Portugal, (it has never received a British cinema release), and it won't appeal to a mass audience. Cineastes, however, looking for a challenge, and fans of Gomes' later work should lap it up.


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