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O Lugar do Morto (1984)

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 ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Zanatti ... Ana Mónica
Pedro Oliveira ... Alvaro Gouveia
Teresa Madruga ... Marta
Luís Lima Barreto ... Alvaro Allen
Carlos Coelho ... Inspector Moreira
Isabel Mota ... Dulce
Ruy Furtado ... Neves
Diogo Vasconcelos ... João
Natalina José ... Janitor
Luis Filipe Barros ... Himself
André Gomes ... Sampaio
Jean Pierre Taillard ... Mafalda's Friend
Manuela de Freitas ... Mafalda
Cecília Guimarães ... Leonor Allen
... Luísa
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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. Written by user1357

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Who's seducing? Who's being seduced? Who's the one driving? Who's sitting in the dead man's seat?

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25 October 1984 (Portugal)  »

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Halálos hely  »

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"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 »

Goofs

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 »

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Good work
29 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Mainly a good work from Portuguese director António Pedro Vasconcellos. A good script and fair performances make this whodunit Portuguese thriller an interesting film.

Lisbon is photographed in a strange moody way, as if its maze of streets and places reflected the inner conflicts of the characters. The editing is effective and builds up an aura of mystery and sexual tension.

Ana Zanatti's portrait of "Ana Mónica" is still today the ultimate classy, elegant Portuguese femme fatale. Worth a look for so many reasons...


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