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Blood of My Blood (2011)

Sangue do Meu Sangue (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 5 October 2011 (Portugal)
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A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.

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João Canijo

Writer:

João Canijo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafael Morais ... Joca
Rita Blanco Rita Blanco ... Márcia
Anabela Moreira Anabela Moreira ... Ivete / Márcia's sister
Cleia Almeida ... Cláudia / Márcia's daughter
Marcello Urgeghe Marcello Urgeghe ... Dr. Alberto(Beto) / Cláudia's lover
Nuno Lopes ... Telmo Sobral
Fernando Luís Fernando Luís ... Hélder(Nini) / Márcia's husband to-be
Beatriz Batarda ... Maria / Dr. Alberto's wife
Teresa Madruga Teresa Madruga ... D. Judite
Francisco Tavares Francisco Tavares ... César / Cláudia's fiance
Teresa Tavares ... Sandra / Ivete's friend
Wilma de Brito Wilma de Brito ... Érica / Joca's girlfriend
Neuza Neuza ... Viviane
Joana Sapinho Joana Sapinho ... Elsa
Dmitry Bogomolov Dmitry Bogomolov ... Vanechka
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The realities of life are harsh in Padre Cruz, a slum on the edge of Lisbon, and its inhabitants struggle with violence and poverty. The life in a decrepit Portuguese suburb through the story of a family attempting to transcend its hardships. Middle aged Márcia (Rita Blanco) works as cook in Helder's restaurant, who plans to marry with. She shares cramped quarters with her two young-adult children and her sister Ivete. Her daughter Cláudia shows promise in her nursing studies, but her son Joca is a delinquent with a suspicious supply of cash. Her hopes for her daughter's future are thrown into turmoil, however, when Cláudia announces she's having a relationship with a married professor, an admission that brings out the specter of Márcia's own past. Márcia is determined to bring the affair to an end, even if it means compromising her cherished relationship with Cláudia. In her late thirties and yearning for companionship, Ivete loves her family and has a soft spot for her nephew Joca, ... Written by Diana Sanchez

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

5 October 2011 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood of My Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Midas Filmes See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Spoiled by self-indulgence on the part of the film-makers
2 September 2013 | by euroGarySee all my reviews

Clocking in at a buttock-numbing 190minutes, 'Sangue do meu Sangue' ('Blood of my Blood') is a Portuguese drama about a working-class family's travails (daughter having affair with teacher; son in trouble with drug pushers; mother wondering should she move in with her boyfriend, etc). There isn't enough story to sustain a length of over three hours and shots of people walking along streets, or bits of dialogue that could have been half the length, are very self-indulgent. Not to mention the director's decision to have two or three conversations taking place at the same time, which means the sub-titles can't always keep up with the dialogue! There's a good kitchen sink drama in here somewhere, but the viewer needs to sort the wheat from the chaff to get at it.


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