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Linhas de Wellington (2012)

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On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »

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Valeria Sarmiento

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Carlos Saboga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nuno Lopes ... Sargento Francisco Xavier
Soraia Chaves ... Martírio
Marisa Paredes ... D. Filipa Sanches
John Malkovich ... Duke of Wellington
Carloto Cotta ... Tenente Pedro de Alencar
Victoria Guerra ... Clarissa
Marcello Urgeghe Marcello Urgeghe ... Major Jonathan Foster
Jemima West ... Maureen
Afonso Pimentel ... Zé Maria
Miguel Borges Miguel Borges ... Manuel Penabranca
Mathieu Amalric ... Barão Marbot
Melvil Poupaud ... Marechal Massena
Filipe Vargas ... Vicente de Almeida
Adriano Luz ... Bordalo
João Arrais ... Idiot
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On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to attract them to Torres Vedras, where Wellington had built fortified lines hardly surmountable. Simultaneously, the Anglo-Portuguese command organizes the evacuation of the entire territory between the battlefield and the lines of Torres Vedras, a gigantic burned land operation, which prevents the French from collecting supplies. This is the setting for the adventures of a multitude of characters from all social backgrounds - soldiers and civilians, men, women and children, young and old - to the daily routine torn by war and dragged through hills and valleys, between ruined villages, charred forests and devastated crops.Highly persecuted by the French, already tormented by an unmerciful weather, the mass of ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | English | French

Release Date:

4 October 2012 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

As Linhas de Torres See more »

Filming Locations:

Folgosinho, Gouveia, Portugal See more »

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Budget:

€4,800,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Portugal to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Bordalo: There is no need to be disgusted. Death doesn't stick.
[picking a pair of boots from a dead soldier]
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The production is very good, but as a movie it disappoints!
5 April 2013 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

Set in a very hard period of Portuguese history, the French invasions (It was the last time Portugal was invaded by a foreign army), LINHAS DE WELLINGTON is a movie that essentially worth for that: history!

It's not a history lesson or something, but in my point of view the strong features of this film are just characterization and production. I mean the settings, the costumes, the all ambiance created portraying this period of history (beginning of the XIX century) are very good, and above the normal standards of Portuguese films/productions; but all the rest is not that good and it's even a bit disappointing I must say!

In my opinion the movie is too long extended (it wasn't needed over two hours and half to a plot like that! At parts it even seems to have all those minutes just to be more similar to the epic movie that tries to be, but it's not! The musical score also falls in this fallacy…) and it's very slow paced (even a bit boring at parts).

There're no action scenes (absolutely needed to a movie that aspires to be connected to the epic genre, I think…) and the plot is divided for so many characters that (as some other IMDb users said) we almost don't even know who are the most important to this movie! The Duke of Wellington is terribly portrayed by John Malkovich, not because of his fault (he's a great actor by the way), but because the way it was chosen to portray such important figure… Not to mention the roles of Catherine Deneuve or Chiara Mastroianni (among others) which just appear in the movie just to make a presence and put their names in the cast…

So, for too many reasons, I think this movie tries to be something bigger than it really is… It's missing here a lot of things to make it a really epic and remarkable film! Before I watch it I was expecting one of the best Portuguese movies ever but after 30 minutes of watching it my illusion vanished… It's one of the best in production though (very nice costumes and sets).


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