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Um Tiro no Escuro (2005)

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A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

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Rafael
Vanessa Mesquita ...
Verônica (as Vanessa Machado)
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Engenheiro
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Brocas
Miguel Borges ...
Metralha
Margarida Marinho ...
Isabel
Cristina Cunha ...
Filipa, Rafael's partner
João Lagarto ...
Castro Ferraz
Almeno Gonçalves ...
Piteira
Inês Costa ...
Maria, Rafael's daughter
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Pai Metralha
Sandra Cóias ...
Marlene
Durval Lucena ...
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Fernando Lupach ...
Caixa Branco
Raquel Maria ...
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A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

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Watch out for the plot twist!
22 February 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Good movie with a dual story line about a gang of bank robbers and the police detectives pursuing them:

In Rio de Janeiro airport, Verônica's daughter was kidnapped by a Portuguese stewardess. Verônica moves to Portugal and spends the days in Lisbon airport trying to find the stewardess and her lost child. By night she finds illegal employment as a stripper.

Brocas just got out of jail and wastes no time in reacquainting himself with Metralha and a life of crime. They end up enlisting the help of Brocas' brother Engenheiro, and then also the love interest of Engenheiro, Verônica, and go out on a bank robbing spree.

To complete the main cast, Rafael and Filipa are the investigating officers in charge of capturing the criminals. But Rafael, the senior detective, has a dark secret...

Half of the cast is quite wooden and the other half is quite good - especially look out for more movies with Ivo Canelas, he is generally a few notches above almost all of his co-stars. The directing is nice and unobtrusive; the plot is unpretentious and entertaining, and although not mind-blowing, it has a very nice plot twist near the end. Kudos for the screenwriter for that one.

Overall, the movie has good entertaining value. I recommend this one to spend an hour and a half with Portuguese cinema.


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