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Tráfico (1998)

Unexpected events occur in a single day: a boy makes his parents rich when he finds the hidden and forbidden treasure of the Earth; two priests close their church for lack of parishioners ... See full summary »

Director:

João Botelho

Writer:

João Botelho
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Cast

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Joaquim Oliveira Joaquim Oliveira ... Jesus
Rita Blanco ... Jesus' Mother
Adriano Luz ... Hélio, Jesus' Father
Branca de Camargo Branca de Camargo ... Redhead
João Perry João Perry ... Banker
Alexandra Lencastre ... Banker's Lover
Maria Emília Correia ... Amélia Castro, the General's Wife
Gabriela Tomé Gabriela Tomé ... Lara, the Fortune-Teller
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Hipólito, the Older Priest
Paulo Bragança Paulo Bragança ... Lino, the Younger Priest
Mário Jacques Mário Jacques ... Rezende Castro, the General
Fernando Cabral Martins Fernando Cabral Martins ... Tadeu, the Lawyer
Vladimir Rechtilov Vladimir Rechtilov ... Russian Businessman
Andrei Jerebison Andrei Jerebison ... Russian Interpreter
Maria João Luís ... António Suzette Almeida, the Sculptor
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Unexpected events occur in a single day: a boy makes his parents rich when he finds the hidden and forbidden treasure of the Earth; two priests close their church for lack of parishioners and put the saints in auction; a banker has auditory hallucinations and a minister has visual hallucinations; an elegant woman organizes a party of red dresses; a general traffics weapons and his wife, works of art, while others revolt to fix the injustices of the world.

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surrealism | satire | beach | money | priest | See All (8) »

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Uma comédia portuguesa

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Comedy

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Country:

Portugal | France | Denmark

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

31 December 1998 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Traffic See more »

Filming Locations:

Alentejo, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Money makes everyone happy : at least that is what a vast majority thinks.
19 July 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

This is a very funny,quiet,little film directed by Joao Botelho.His works has made him as one of the most talented Portuguese film directors of our times.These days Joao Botelho is making very hard to follow philosophical films.This Portuguese film called Traffic has nothing to do neither with Soderburg's film of the same name nor it is at all related to Jacques Tati's classic.What is presented in this film is absolutely unique.There are great scenes of church,vacations, corruption, high society etc.Each character is shown honestly without any embellishment.This is the reason why this film appears as a tragic film despite having certain scenes which provide comical relief.


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