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The Policewoman (2003)

A Mulher Polícia (original title)
A young woman and her son runaway from their hometown to escape civil war. Nothing is left from the world they knew and the only thing they have is each other.


Joaquim Sapinho


Joaquim Sapinho
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amélia Corôa Amélia Corôa ... Tânia
Ludovic Videira Ludovic Videira ... Rato
Maria Silva Maria Silva ... Liliana
Miguel Romeira Miguel Romeira ... Grocery Man
Norberto Barroca Norberto Barroca ... Police Chief
João Manata João Manata ... Liliana's Oncle
Joaquim Santos Joaquim Santos ... Hunter 1
José Pinto ... Hunter 2
Vítor Norte ... Truck Driver
Jorge Fernandes Jorge Fernandes ... Police Officer
Ana Nave Ana Nave ... Police Woman
Rui Miragaia Rui Miragaia ... Police Officer
Luís Duarte Luís Duarte ... Toni's Father
Daniel Nunes Daniel Nunes ... Toni
António Fernandes António Fernandes ... Shepard


A young boy in a town in Portugal steals some money and is therefore to be sent to the borstal. His mother do not want to let this happen and runs away with him, trying to get to the capitol Lisboa for hiding there. After some time being on this odyssey, bad things start to happen. Written by Benjamin Stello

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The project started in 1995, when the director did a short film, and the casting and production start was in 1998, but there was additional filming in May-June 2000. Also, the initial co-production Portugal/Spain had to be enlarged to France and Brazil due to financial and distribution difficulties. See more »

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Beautiful & Touching
5 September 2006 | by eyalt-2See all my reviews

Well, I must disagree with the comment above. I was touched by the film and actually didn't feel as it was extremely melodramatic. The events occurring to the mother and son did not feel out of context but somehow gave the impression of an unescapable tragedy. The photography of the film is superb, and the whole mood of the film tends towards the a kind of reflective-surreal feel. If indeed one comes with some very practical-rational expectations from the film then one would be disappointed as the commentator above. This film is indeed not a thriller - events takes slowly to unfold, but it is very far from being boring (much less patience is needed than watching films of the likes of Kislovski or Tarkovsky :).

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Release Date:

May 2003 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Politista See more »

Filming Locations:

Sabugal, Guarda, Portugal See more »

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