When his cross-dressing teenage son suffers a brutally violent attack, a mannequin-factory manager desperately seeks help and, when none can be found, is forced to take matters into his own hands. Based on a true story.
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An original and unique parody to reality shows.In Portugal, different celebrities, from different artistic areas, "live" together in a house where everything looks real, but it's not. Pure comedy and social satire.
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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
All of the characters who are officers in the Portuguese military are named after birds ( Capitão Falcão, Puto Perdiz, General Gaivota). Even Professor Peninha's name is directly related to birds ( Peninha is Portuguese for little feather) See more »
Probably a cult film
It has everything to become a cult film (in Portugal). Funny and with good action scenes. Jokes are well created, with the right timing, and they are really funny if you are "in the same page" with this kind of humor (no taboos).
Great job of Gonçalo Waddington! He is Capitão Falcão and vice-versa. After this movie there can be no other actor to play this role.
I would also congratulate the producers and the director to risk some political, controversial humor in a society that has no yet surpassed the trauma of the long dictatorship of the XX century and the abrupt changes after it.
Great movie, exceeds the expectations. I would recommend any Portuguese with a free mind to watch it.
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