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Juventude Em Marcha
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After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Pedro Costa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Costa 

Produced by
Philippe Avril .... co-producer
Elda Guidinetti .... co-producer
Andres Pfäffli .... co-producer
Francisco Villa-Lobos .... producer
Cinematography by
Pedro Costa 
Leonardo Simões 
Film Editing by
Pedro Filipe Marques  (as Pedro Marques)
Production Management
Joaquim Carvalho .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Olivier Blanc .... sound recordist
Nuno Carvalho .... sound editor
Mário Dias .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugo Azevedo .... assistant camera
Frédéric Serve .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Juventude Em Marcha" - Portugal (original title)
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155 min (Melbourne International Film Festival)
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Vanda:Don't cross the silverware. You want more? Had enough? Hmmm. Papa, want some fruit.
Ventura:I'm full.
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A Distinctive Immerson In A Difficult World, 4 March 2013
Author: museumofdave from Paradise, California

This film is an immersion in poverty: although each photographic set-up is richly subtle and brilliantly composed, the subject matter of the film deals with the poverty brought on by the destruction of the past, by the loss of jobs and family and community.

It should be stated at the onset that probably, were this film were shown in the average theatrical multiplex, 98% of the audience would walk out in the first fifteen or twenty minutes, as the pace is glacial, there is no plot to speak of, dialogue is fitful and seems to be aimless (although if one listens carefully, the effect is cumulatively meaningful) and there is almost no camera movement whatever--single set-ups are made and the viewer often sees the same scene for fifteen or twenty minutes.

As many reviews have noticed, there are definitive echoes of Samuel Beckett in the "I cant go on--I'll go on" mood that characterizes much of the absurdity of modern existence, and visually there are echoes of Vermeer--well, enough. If you want action, laughs, logic and easy entertainment this film ain't it; most people would hate sitting through any of this--if, however, you want an intellectual challenge from a thoughtful filmmaker, this might be in your queue--but don't expect the usual feel-good art film.

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