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Os Canibais (1988)

A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society.


Manoel de Oliveira


Álvaro Carvalhal (novel), João Paes (libretto) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Viscount d'Aveleda
Leonor Silveira ... Margarida
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Don João
Oliveira Lopes Oliveira Lopes ... Présentateur
Pedro T. da Silva Pedro T. da Silva ... Niccolo
Joel Costa Joel Costa ... Le père
Rogério Samora ... Peralta
Rogério Vieira Rogério Vieira ... Le magistrat
António Loja Neves António Loja Neves ... Le baron
Luís Madureira Luís Madureira ... Le baron (singing voice)
Teresa Côrte-Real Teresa Côrte-Real
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Anselmo
Cândido Ferreira
Glória de Matos Glória de Matos ... (as Glória Matos)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jorge Almeida Jorge Almeida ... Convidado do Conde


A drama following stories of characters from the Portuguese High Society.

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15 January 2008 | by miguel_levy2001See all my reviews

This is a perfect example of what a «movie» or «film», call it what you wish, shouldn't be: as well as most of Manoel de Oliveira's, truth be told... One can't hide behind prizes in Venice or Cannes (by the juri, Cox, after all the man is older than us, so he must know better)... In terms of directing, he's nill, always has been, unless one considers cutting ppl's heads during the shooting, and not even filming them... I can't even say what is most unpleasant; the same actors he always used (apart from those who unfortunately demised before him), the ever-so bad sound editing, the BAD directing.... Not to say the absence of a plot... As in most of his movies. It's plainly dull, fake voices, stupid plot (if there is one), and I advise it to the same fans of Fellini, who admire him for the same reasons... Those alone... Be sure to watch the Oscars, for M. Oliveira will win , but this time it's a «Career» one.... Some deserved much better, as Ennio, who is a great composer... Not this one though...

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10 November 1988 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cannibals See more »

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1.66 : 1
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