Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Maria de Medeiros
Maria de Medeiros,
Joaquim de Almeida
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João César Monteiro
João César Monteiro,
Manuela de Freitas
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Joaquim de Almeida,
Tó is a black boy from Zona J, a tough neighborhood in Lisbon, and falls in love with a white girl, Carla. Tó dreams to live in Angola, where his parents were born, however the reality the two teens are in makes everything complicated.
COISA RUIM is a supernatural film about a family which lives in the city and moves to a house (a heritance) in a little village in the rural Portugal. It crosses many topics, from the paranormal and the superstitious believes to the philosophical discussion about religion vs science. It's about ghosts, faith, superstition, rural traditions and religion, but it is most of all an interesting film that focus all these topics in a good and entertaining story. I don't consider this movie fits in the horror or suspenseful genre (even because it's too slow paced for that) but I think it's a good supernatural and mysterious story that could fit in the "haunted house" genre. The production is good and the cinematography either (one more time the director Tiago Guedes did a nice job; I already did enjoy his other movie ALTA FIDELIDADE), but the acting could have been better and the musical score too. In fact I think a movie with this thematic should have had a different and more suspenseful soundtrack.
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