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Mudar de Vida (1966)

After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his sister-in-law, but she turns him down. ... See full summary »

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Paulo Rocha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geraldo Del Rey ... Adelino
Isabel Ruth Isabel Ruth ... Albertina
Maria Barroso Maria Barroso ... Júlia
João Guedes João Guedes ... Inácio
Constança Navarro Constança Navarro ... Old Woman
Mário Santos Mário Santos ... Old Man
Nunes Vidal Nunes Vidal ... Raimundo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antônio Coelho Antônio Coelho
Soares Couto Soares Couto
Antonio Pinho Antonio Pinho
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Storyline

After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his sister-in-law, but she turns him down. Discouraged, the man meets a new girlfriend who vows to escape the town's crushing poverty even if she has to steal. The two begin a relationship but the film does not indicate what their future may hold.

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

20 April 1967 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Change One's Life See more »

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Production Co:

Produções Cunha Telles See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Trivia

The director was interviewed by the first TV channel of France on April 11, 1967, and extracts of the film were shown in a sort of "avant-premiere". See more »

Quotes

Adelino: Give me that money. We don't need it. We' ve still got two arms.
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Connections

Featured in Olhar o Cinema Português: 1896-2006 (2007) See more »

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Survival in two colours
31 October 2002 | by rscandeiasSee all my reviews

Portugal, a never as old dictator rules a never as isolated European country.

To live in Portugal is merely to survive. So much so when talking about fishermen and their families in the rude north Portugal atlantic coast, having for dinner what the western society called snack. Hell, even probably some of the eastern...

A young man or woman living then in Portugal, when not enjoying family wealth (indispensable for any kind of extra-primary studies) either stayed and survived or went abroad to try and get something to feed children with. Living or to come. With a hard-lined censorship cutting hard against anything controversial, it becomes obvious that something as strongly painted - though necessarily never spoke - was an usual scenario.

When filming something on the Salazar's "New State" the pallete always carries a lot of dark colours. In this case, only two: grey and black.

Paulo Rocha was never given a choice, however: shooting ("that horribly custeous habit", in Salazar's words) itself was a previledge. Has usual, an impressive craft carved by an impressive craftsman.

A film to be seen, whenever, wherever. Seeing films this hearted saved me a whole lot of money. As if it cared.


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