The relationship between António and Ruth ends unexpectedly when Ruth decides to live with Pedro, António's best friend. António doesn't fight back and lets himself drown. From the woods ...
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The relationship between António and Ruth ends unexpectedly when Ruth decides to live with Pedro, António's best friend. António doesn't fight back and lets himself drown. From the woods come Violeta and Gaspar, two strange beings, a mixture of fairies, demons and guardian angels, who help António overcome his depression. With the thunders the two characters return to their domains. And life goes on.Written by
I saw this movie yesterday and i was amazed by his quality! I kept wondering how is it possible that i had never seen this movie before (i'm Portuguese and it is a Portuguese movie directed ten years ago!).
The connection between the characters is not obvious at the beginning, in a Magnolia, Mulhand Drive kind of way, but we soon realizes that is a connection between the main characters (António and Rute) and the magic characters, Violeta and Gaspar.
This movie is one of the kind:
the dialogs say everything without great explanations. Just the day by day life of a men whose heart was recently broken. I think it has all main ingredients of a great story: friendship, love, sorrow and faith.
It is a modern tale, it combines the fairly tales of Sintra (portuguese village where Edgar Alan Poe lived) with practical issues (lack of work, drinking, broken friendships).
I think this is the right movie to answer the question in troubled times: "why am i facing this alone?"
you just have to be clever to understand the story, it isn't a movie to be seen by everyone.
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