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Um Tiro no Escuro (2005)

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...

Director:

Leonel Vieira

Writers:

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 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 ... 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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Awful film
10 January 2012 | by joaosousapiresSee all my reviews

The film is awful, it tries to follow the Hollywood pattern not only with its simple and plain storyline (some people call it a "twist" in the end?! Howcome?!), but also with the placing of the camera, pace and in other acting/technical aspects. But it fails. It fails because the director is not capable here of creating any kind of drama, suspense nor it shows any kind of quality in the production. It really seems to be a film made with money but directed by the most amateur possible director.

Although weak, the acting is not the worst here. Some respectable performances by the lead male characters (the same I can not tell about the lead female actress, something went really wrong here, either with her or with the directing).

So in my opinion you should not waste your time here. There are good Portuguese films and there are bad Portuguese films. And then there are these films, the ones you should avoid because there is NOTHING new here, you will find only bad imitation and the most predictable storyline ever.


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