In the wake of his daughter's disappearance, a father wallowing in grief feeds his desire to find her with unusual methods.

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Mário
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Luísa
Miguel Guilherme ...
Ana Bustorff ...
Margarida
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Lurdes
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Airport Security
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Mónica
José Wallenstein ...
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Clara Andermatt
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Ricardo
Teresa Faria ...
Cleaning Lady
Carlos Santos ...
Railway Security
Fernando Luís ...
Beggar
António Vaz Mendes ...
Paulo
Rita Ferreira ...
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In the wake of his daughter's disappearance, a father wallowing in grief feeds his desire to find her with unusual methods.

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The film score is composed by Bernardo Sassetti, married to Beatriz Batarda, who plays the female lead role. See more »

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For at least three times, Mario is shown traveling on the train. He is supposed to be traveling from Cacem towards Lisbon (which is further supported by him being shown entering the Lisbon subway system), but the landscaped that can be seen outside the window train belongs to a trip from Cacem towards Sintra (the opposite direction). See more »

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Intense story about a father searching for a missing child.
29 October 2005 | by (Gafanha da Nazaré, Portugal) – See all my reviews

One of the best Portuguese movies ever produced. A simple, straight story about Mario, a father searching for his missing daughter - Alice. Shooted in a dark, depressing way with strong and moving roles. Mario creates an illegal video surveillance network all over Lisbon, watching hours and hours of DV tapes every day in high speed, expecting to see some clue about Alice. One day the search seems to be over. If you like to watch different cinema with alternative views and ideas you can't loose this one! Won a prize at 2005 Cannes Festival. The music by Sasseti is also intense, somehow like some tunes by Tiersen in "Lenin" or "Amelie".


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