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Anxiety (1998)

Inquietude (original title)

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Agustina Bessa-Luís (story "Mãe de Um Rio"), Prista Monteiro (story "Os Imortais") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Son
José Pinto José Pinto ... Father
Isabel Ruth Isabel Ruth ... Marta
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Suzy
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Him
Rita Blanco Rita Blanco ... Gabi
Irene Papas ... Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Afonso Araújo Afonso Araújo ... Boy
Leonor Araújo Leonor Araújo ... Girl
Leonor Baldaque Leonor Baldaque ... Fisalina
Fernando Bento Fernando Bento ... Fisalina's Father
David Cardoso David Cardoso ... Friend
Alexandre Melo Alexandre Melo ... Friend
João Costa Menezes ... Guest
Clara Nogueira Clara Nogueira ... Maid
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Country:

Portugal | France | Spain | Switzerland

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

PTE 450,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Interesting exercise on ageing, daydreaming and isolation
22 February 2014 | by bob-bubskySee all my reviews

Manoel de Oliveira brings us a movie which is really a sequence of three stories loosely connected. The feature that binds these stories together is the fact that there is a dark tone in all of them and anxiety for different reasons. Be it the scientist afraid of getting old or the man fearful for the lover's welfare, there is a great portrait of suffering in many forms throughout the movie. In the end, I found several memorable moments all through the movie, but especially in the third story. The first story was also pretty interesting and the dialogues incredibly rich (as in most of Oliveira's movies). You can see the hand of the director in the movements of the camera, in the disposition of the actors and in the haunting mood of the narrative. 9/10


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