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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)

O Princípio da Incerteza (original title)
Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonor Baldaque Leonor Baldaque ... Camila
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Vanessa
Isabel Ruth Isabel Ruth ... Celsa
Ricardo Trêpa ... José Feliciano, 'Touro Azul' / Fiscal
Ivo Canelas ... António Clara
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Daniel Roper
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Torcato Roper
Carmen Santos Carmen Santos ... Joana
Cecília Guimarães Cecília Guimarães ... Rute
Júlia Buisel Júlia Buisel ... Aunt Tofi
Ângela Marques Ângela Marques ... Adoração
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Policeman
António Fonseca António Fonseca ... Policeman
João Bénard da Costa João Bénard da Costa ... Mr. Ferreira (as Duarte de Almeida)
P. João Marques P. João Marques ... Priest
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Storyline

Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bijou de famille See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Two of the leads of the movie are grandchildren of the director/co-writer and the novelist whose book inspired the movie. Leonor Baldaque is the granddaughter of novelist Agustina Bessa-Luís, while Ricardo Trêpa is of Manoel de Oliveira. See more »

Connections

Followed by Magic Mirror (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

24 caprici per violino, op. 1
Music by Niccolò Paganini (as Nicolo Paganini)
Performed by Shlomo Mintz
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Don't Waste Your Time
3 October 2002 | by lewiebSee all my reviews

Saw it at the New York Film Festival and could tell I was in for trouble when they didn't have some guy dressed in black tell us how great the film would be before it started. That's because they (the people that run the NY FF) must've known this movie was horrible.

Ostensibly about the nature of love, class distinctions and other high-brow stuff, the movie was a series of banal discussions that led nowhere. The acting was uninspired. The endless shots of the Portuguese countryside, while beautiful, were, well, endless.

People started walking out on this movie about 45 mins. in. I should've joined them.


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