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Requiem (1998)

In Lisbon, French author Paul meets various people from his past who uncover forgotten memories.


Alain Tanner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Frappat Francis Frappat ... Paul
André Marcon ... Pierre
Alexandre Zloto Alexandre Zloto ... Le père / Father
Cécile Tanner Cécile Tanner ... Christine
Zita Duarte Zita Duarte ... La gitane / Gypsy
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Le boîteux de la loterie / The lame man of the lottery
Márcia Breia ... Madame Casimira / Mrs. Casimira
Raul Solnado Raul Solnado ... Le gardien du cimetière / Cemetery guard
Miguel Yeco Miguel Yeco ... L'invité / Fernando Pessoa
Lia Gama ... Isadora
Bibi Perestrelo Bibi Perestrelo ... La femme du phare / The woman at the lighthouse
Carlos Rodrigues Carlos Rodrigues ... Le vendeur de journaux / The newspaper salesman
Paulo Pina Paulo Pina ... Le jeune drogué / The young junkie
Daniel Martinho Daniel Martinho ... Le chauffeur de taxi / The cab driver
Sérgio Godinho Sérgio Godinho ... Le portier de la pension / The doorkeeper of the pension


In Lisbon, French author Paul meets various people from his past who uncover forgotten memories.

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Nature of Art, Life and Dreams
18 June 2001 | by metamorfosisnetSee all my reviews

What is the nature of life? What is the nature of art? How can art influence our lives? These are the questions of this movie. The main character, a man who lives both in the world of dreams and reality, searches his past, in order to understand its meaning. He has meetings with the ghosts of his dead friend, his dead lover, his dead father and Pessoa, the great portuguese writer. These four encounters give him clues about what he is looking for. Beside that, he finds himself in front of art, discovering how it modifies our comprehension of life. It's based in one of Tabucci's (the italian writer)books: "Requiem". This few lines cannot resume the greatness of this movie.

The last thing I can say is: If you like art, I recommend you to see it. If you ever wonder about the nature of dreams, or you live in dreams half of the time, I think you'll feel like this movie was made for you.

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Release Date:

3 June 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Réquiem See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal


Box Office


FRF6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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