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23 November 2006 (Portugal) See more »
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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  (in credits order)

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 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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13 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
So not interesting, 5 February 2007
Author: elmo13th from Netherlands

Some films make you happy, some films make you cry, and some film make you really really bored. This is one in the last category. I saw this film on the International Film Festival Rotterdam and it was the first film ever I walked out of. I really wanted to see this film, but after 30 minutes I couldn't help falling asleep. Luckily someone woke me up. Looking around I saw dozens of people sleeping. Halfway through the film my friends wanted to leave and, honestly, I didn't mind.

The films consists of very static, long takes, focusing on the very dreary lives of the main characters, who are trying to get their lives back together. The images are bereft of all liveliness, with their coarse grain, little colour and bad lighting. Most of the scenes take place in only a few areas ans nothing seems to happen, apart from useless conversations going on forever. Where some films are capable of making an interesting story about subjects as boredom (e.g. 25 Watts) or decay, the part of this film I saw hardly aroused any of my senses. Perhaps the only interesting thing about the atmosphere in the film is the claustrophobic, closed-in feeling that it evokes.

"Art films", if it can be called a genre, can be great.. but only go see this when you need some sleep!

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