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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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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 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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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 »

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Clap Filmes See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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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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Maybe Portuguese movie of the decade (and even more though...)
4 January 2007 | by PoopFictionSee all my reviews

This movie by Marco Martins is the portrait of two characters played by Nuno Lopes and Beatriz Batarda (best Portuguese actress ever) whose child disappeared, Alice. Watching "Alice" isn't watching one of the more award-winning Portuguese author movies, that keep saying nothing about Portuguese culture or society. "Alice" is truly a masterpiece. Not of directing, but the film as a whole is an impressive piece of art. The score played by Bernardo Sasseti is surely one of the best we've ever listened to, not just in Portuguese cinema but in others too. The music fully transmits the father's loss, and on the other half the cinematography, with the blue tone of color during the entire picture, haunts us with Alice's presence, beside she never appears in the entire picture, but she's the reason the movie happens. The movie is about hope, and absolutely about it's loss, because we fight so many in time to achieve something that sometimes we get tired and quit on the edge. "Alice" quits


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