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Capitão Falcão (2015)

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 José Pinto ... Salazar
Miguel Guilherme 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 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 Falcão, a man who follows the direct orders of António de Oliveira Salazar in the fight against the "red menace". Starring Gonçalo Waddington, as Captain Falcão, David Chan Cordeiro (also responsible for coordinating the work of doubles) as his sidekick Puto Perdiz and José Pinto in the role of portuguese dictator, António de Oliveira Salazar. 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:

The Portuguese Falcon See more »

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Individeos See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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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