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Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude (2002)

Based on a the short story "Low Flying Aircraft" by J.G. Ballard and set in a near future where humans are dying breed. Judite and André flee to a semi-abandoned apartment complex to protect their mutant child from certain death.

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Solveig Nordlund

Writers:

J.G. Ballard (story), Solveig Nordlund | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Margarida Marinho ... Judite
Miguel Guilherme Miguel Guilherme ... André
Rui Morisson ... Dr. Gould (as Rui Morrison)
Rita Só Rita Só ... Carmen
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Sr. Ferreira
Ismael Lourenço Ismael Lourenço ... Gaston
Sheila Buchanan Sheila Buchanan ... Vilma
María Duarte Pereira María Duarte Pereira ... Joy
Fernanda Duarte Fernanda Duarte ... Cindy
José Pinto José Pinto ... The Plumber
Isabel de Castro ... Srª Ferreira
Jonathan Weightman Jonathan Weightman ... Voice of Van Dorm (voice)
Rafaela Santos Rafaela Santos ... Pregnant Woman
Carlos Santos Carlos Santos ... Police Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Almeida David Almeida
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Based on a the short story "Low Flying Aircraft" by J.G. Ballard and set in a near future where humans are dying breed. Judite and André flee to a semi-abandoned apartment complex to protect their mutant child from certain death.

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Country:

Portugal | Sweden

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Aparato volador a baja altura See more »

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Congratulations, Solveig
22 May 2002 | by Zed-9See all my reviews

In the very small list of portuguese fantasy/sci-fi productions "Aparelho Voador" is certainly the best. First for Solveig's excellent choice of Ballard's short story and her script that turned the story richer and stronger, second for Margarida and Miguel's great interpretations and third, for the fabulous set that looks like one of those incredibly expensive custom Hollywood sets but it's only an abandoned tourist area at the Troia peninsula, near Lisbon. One drawback though: the scene where a drunk Judite dances in front of a silent audience. It left an uncomfortable sensation of "portuguese cinema deja vu". It's a very good movie, congratulations Solveig.


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