About an aging Swiss professor of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.Written by
There are some language issues in the movie that one could take as goofs. But in fact, the movie takes English as a convention. The option to maintain Portuguese where logical would had made it a Portuguese-spoken movie trough the entire flashback and even some present scenes. So, all of the characters speak English, even if they should speak Portuguese, or German. The reference to their actual language is made trough their accents. That's why most of the actors playing Portuguese, even Brits, speak English with an effort to have the typical Portuguese accent. See more »
The younger Estefania has two rather prominent moles on her neck and below her collar-bone. The older Estefania has none. See more »
A good story with a good cast, told in a nice way for everyone to feel, experience and ask himself questions about life. Life as encounters, as crashes and as sharing - sharing moments, sharing places, sharing memories.
A friend says: "Only the people that are alive and have the memory of you can be the true witnesses of your existence on Earth, otherwise - have we been really alive?!...".
You meet people every day in your life, but it is just when you collide with them - voluntarily or not, when they share their life with you and you share yours with them.
I encourage you to take this train. Its worth it! :)
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