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Alice (2005)

In the wake of his daughter's disappearance, a father wallowing in grief feeds his desire to find her with unusual methods.

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Marco Martins

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Marco Martins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nuno Lopes ... Mário
Beatriz Batarda ... Luísa
Miguel Guilherme ...
Ana Bustorff Ana Bustorff ... Margarida
Laura Soveral ... Lurdes
Gonçalo Waddington ... Airport Security
Carla Maciel ... Mónica
José Wallenstein José Wallenstein ... Detective
Clara Andermatt Clara Andermatt
Ivo Canelas ... Ricardo
Teresa Faria Teresa Faria ... Cleaning Lady
Carlos Santos Carlos Santos ... Railway Security
Fernando Luís Fernando Luís ... Beggar
António Vaz Mendes António Vaz Mendes ... Paulo
Rita Ferreira Rita Ferreira ... Girl 1
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In the wake of his daughter's disappearance, a father wallowing in grief feeds his desire to find her with unusual methods.

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Drama

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

6 October 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Алиса See more »

Filming Locations:

Aeroporto, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Clap Filmes See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film score is composed by Bernardo Sassetti, married to Beatriz Batarda, who plays the female lead role. See more »

Goofs

For at least three times, Mario is shown traveling on the train. He is supposed to be traveling from Cacem towards Lisbon (which is further supported by him being shown entering the Lisbon subway system), but the landscaped that can be seen outside the window train belongs to a trip from Cacem towards Sintra (the opposite direction). See more »

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Good work from an emerging director
22 November 2008 | by ron-chowSee all my reviews

First of all the version of 'Alice' that I watched was a DVD copy shown on a big screen, in a local film festival. The color was pale and breached. The film may as well be in B/W as far as I was concerned. I suspect the original 35mm version carries much better visual quality and would have enhanced my liking for film quite a bit.

I have not seen many Portuguese films in the past and regard this to be one of the well-directed and well-acted films from Europe. As a parent, I can relate to the agony and motivation of the parents portrayed in 'Alice'. My still-single friend, on the other hand, also watched the film but did not find the story engaging. But I do.

The ending was well done, although I wish it was done with a more positive note. But, as in real life, not all endeavors result in a happy ending so I really don't have a problem with that.

Overall, I find it to be a solid film for serious film-goers. Parental experience would heighten the viewing experience, I believe.


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