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

Goofs

There are many factual and historical mistakes in the movie: Salgueiro Maia wasn't present when "Grândola, Vila Morena" is heard in the movie. This song (that's the revolution anthem) was broadcast in radio at 00.20 AM 25 April and only by 3 PM Maia addresses the soldiers explaining them the main goals of the revolution; he wasn't neither present when political prisoners were released in 26 April 1974. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Entre deux inconnus (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Grândola, vila morena
Written and Performed by José Afonso
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Portuguese spirit story!
27 July 2001 | by philippBarnstorfSee all my reviews

You know? Our spirit is based on that revolution, it's asleep... I can explain, I think!! Well... Until that happen on 25th April 1974, our freedom was limited, we didn't had liberty of speech, but when we got it at the revolution, it seems that Portuguese People lost his opinion, we don't use our liberty of speech! That's all a consequence of the revolution! I think that's clear!... About the movie... I think that it has a few mistakes on some character's acting, but by the way I use to watch on Portuguese movies it's quite good!! I like it very much!


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21 April 2000 (Portugal) See more »

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