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Um Tiro no Escuro (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller, Drama | 17 March 2005 (Portugal)
A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

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Leonel Vieira

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Jorge Almeida (script), Jorge Almeida (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joaquim de Almeida ... Rafael
Vanessa Mesquita Vanessa Mesquita ... Verônica (as Vanessa Machado)
Filipe Duarte ... Engenheiro
Ivo Canelas ... Brocas
Miguel Borges ... Metralha
Margarida Marinho ... Isabel
Cristina Cunha Cristina Cunha ... Filipa, Rafael's partner
João Lagarto João Lagarto ... Castro Ferraz
Almeno Gonçalves Almeno Gonçalves ... Piteira
Inês Costa Inês Costa ... Maria, Rafael's daughter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orlando Costa Orlando Costa ... Pai Metralha
Sandra Cóias Sandra Cóias ... Marlene
Durval Lucena Durval Lucena ... Gipsy
Fernando Lupach Fernando Lupach ... Caixa Branco
Raquel Maria Raquel Maria ... Mãe Metralha
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A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

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Country:

Portugal | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

17 March 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Shot in the Dark See more »

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Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Watch out for the plot twist!
22 February 2010 | by SantosguitoSee all my reviews

Good movie with a dual story line about a gang of bank robbers and the police detectives pursuing them:

In Rio de Janeiro airport, Verônica's daughter was kidnapped by a Portuguese stewardess. Verônica moves to Portugal and spends the days in Lisbon airport trying to find the stewardess and her lost child. By night she finds illegal employment as a stripper.

Brocas just got out of jail and wastes no time in reacquainting himself with Metralha and a life of crime. They end up enlisting the help of Brocas' brother Engenheiro, and then also the love interest of Engenheiro, Verônica, and go out on a bank robbing spree.

To complete the main cast, Rafael and Filipa are the investigating officers in charge of capturing the criminals. But Rafael, the senior detective, has a dark secret...

Half of the cast is quite wooden and the other half is quite good - especially look out for more movies with Ivo Canelas, he is generally a few notches above almost all of his co-stars. The directing is nice and unobtrusive; the plot is unpretentious and entertaining, and although not mind-blowing, it has a very nice plot twist near the end. Kudos for the screenwriter for that one.

Overall, the movie has good entertaining value. I recommend this one to spend an hour and a half with Portuguese cinema.


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