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The Portuguese Falcon (2015)

Capitão Falcão (original title)
Follows Portugal's first fascist superhero: the ultra patriotic Captain Falcon!

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João Leitão
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gonçalo Waddington ... Capitão Falcão
David Chan Cordeiro David Chan Cordeiro ... Puto Perdiz
José Pinto ... Salazar
Miguel Guilherme ... General Gaivota
Matamba Joaquim Matamba Joaquim ... Capitão Preto
Tiago Rodrigues Tiago Rodrigues ... Agente Rosa
Rui Mendes ... Professor Peninha
Carla Maciel ... Mulher do Capitão Falcão
Luís Vicente Luís Vicente ... Lenine, o Transformista Comunista
Pêpê Rapazote ... Jornalista TV
Miguel Luna Miguel Luna ... Jaime Falcão
Bruno Salgueiro Bruno Salgueiro ... Capitão Rosa
Miguel Frazão ... Capitão Amarelo
Miguel Serra da Silva Miguel Serra da Silva ... Capitão Azul
Pedro Borges Pedro Borges ... Capitão Vermelho
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A satire on anti-communist paranoia in the days of fascist dictatorship in Portugal. The series follows the adventures of the "Lusitanian superhero," the ultra-patriotic Captain Falcao, a man who follows the direct orders of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar in the fight against the "red menace". Starring Goncalo Waddington, as Captain Falcao, David Chan Cordeiro (also responsible for coordinating the work of doubles) as his sidekick Puto Perdiz and Jose Pinto in the role of portuguese dictator,Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. Visually, "Captain Falcao" presents itself in the register of the classic "Green Hornet" with "poor quality" image to complete the nostalgic wink. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Comedy | History

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Originaly planned to be a TV show but was rewriten into a feature due to high public response to the pilot but lack of funds from the TV channels. See more »

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Caricatura
21 May 2015 | by c-as-iSee all my reviews

In order to represent the time of Portugal ruled by António de Oliveira Salazar, this film creates a heroic character who defends Portugal and Salazar at all costs with the help of Puto Perdiz. over the film is approached Portuguese habits, the Spanish civil war, PVED (Surveillance and State Defence Police), also known as "pip" and the existing hatred for the communists.

Furthermore this film is a caricature to the State, all superhero movies, as well as the scenes of present actions ourselves.

It's a movie of humor. A humor that not everyone likes! But for the who enjoy this type of humor, they will have an hour and a half lots fun!


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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 April 2015 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,279
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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