Alvaro, a divorced journalist with a complicated love life, watches someone he doesn't know killing himself after a fight with a woman who he gave a lift. Intrigued by that mysterious sensual woman, he decides not to tell the police about the lift he gave her and investigates her by himself. He gets involved with her, but she remains too mysterious about her personal life. He ends up tangled in a web of murder, mystery and sex because of that woman, who he barely gets to know.
Who's seducing? Who's being seduced? Who's the one driving? Who's sitting in the dead man's seat?
25 October 1984 (Portugal)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
"Lugar do Morto" has a double meaning in Portuguese language: it means, literally, "the dead man's seat", but it also means "the passenger seat", the seat beside the driver's. See more
The film is set at the same time Brezhnev died, which occurred in 1982. But on the stamp of the telegram Álvaro gets in the end of the film, we can read 1984, the year when the film was finished being shot and released. See more