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April Captains (2000)

Capitães de Abril (original title)
Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

Director:

Maria de Medeiros

Writers:

Maria de Medeiros, Ève Deboise (as Eve Deboise)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Accorsi ... Maia
Maria de Medeiros ... Antónia
Joaquim de Almeida ... Gervásio
Frédéric Pierrot ... Manuel
Fele Martínez ... Lobão
Manuel João Vieira Manuel João Vieira ... Fonseca
Marcantonio Del Carlo Marcantonio Del Carlo ... Silva
Emmanuel Salinger Emmanuel Salinger ... Botelho
Rita Durão ... Rosa
Manuel Manquiña ... Gabriel
Duarte Guimarães Duarte Guimarães ... Daniel
Manuel Lobão Manuel Lobão ... Fernandes
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Brigadier Pais
Joaquim Leitão Joaquim Leitão ... Filipe
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Salieri
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Storyline

Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

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Há momentos em que a única solução é desobedecer.

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Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Portugal | Spain | Italy | France

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

April Captains See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€27,334 (Italy), 13 January 2002, Limited Release
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of the most expensive Portuguese movies ever made. See more »

Goofs

The officer of the day at Escola Prática de Cavalaria, Liutenent Lobão, doesn't wear the red band at his left arm that all all officers of the day must wear to identify them as such. See more »

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Referenced in Entre deux inconnus (2015) See more »

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The revolution of the cloves
13 November 2005 | by carlosbalulaSee all my reviews

A true story about a true revolution, 25 of April ; a revolution against a repressive regime of 41 years, that was imposing a colonial war on it's military's, for maintaining an empire (Angola, Mozambique, Guine-Bissau, Cabo Verde, S. Tomé e Principe; the first and the last of the great colonial empire's of Europe) of 600 years, since it's beginning in the conquest of Ceuta in 1415; a revolution by the army for the people, and for a democratic Portugal; the most's surprising fact in this revolution is that it were no people killed in it (except those that died in the hand's of PIDE, the political police of the State, during a brutal gunfire against an unarmed crowd protesting in front of it's headquarters in the day of the revolution, in 25 of April 1974, has it show's on the film).And has all revolutions it has it's heroes, one them of was Captain Salgueiro Maia, a returned soldier from the war, whose convictions along with the rest of the army, was that they were fighting (since 1961) a hopeless war, and that sometimes a soldier has to disobey it's country.


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