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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

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 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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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 April 2015 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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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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A Portuguese fascist vintage superhero
22 April 2016 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

Forget Marvel, forget DC. Portuguese superhero "Capitain Falcon" is a vintage hero such as "Rocketeer" and "Spirit", but fights crime in the years of fascist regime lead by Salazar... supporting it! The movie strongly reminded me the not well known France-USA comedy "Mr. Freedom", from 1969, due to its high level of mock and politicization in a parody of both superheroes and conservatism, but is is even better, as it has been able to keep a nice pace, playing with absurd situations without missing the point. If it weren't campy, a comparison with "Watchmen" would also be appropriated. Hilarious, ironic and smart Portuguese film, strongly recommended! It is also visually sophisticated and has a nice soundtrack. Overacting is in the precise level required for a spoof like this. The grotesque evil represented in the movie by everything that is progressive increases the level of irony to the top. The relation between the fascist superhero and his sidekick, Puto Perdiz (Partridge Kid, but a much funnier name in Portuguese), and the nemesis represented by April Captains (what a great idea! their symbol is a carnation flower!) assure lots of laughs.


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