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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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Storyline

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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Production Co:

Individeos See more »
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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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An unconventional superhero for Portugal
27 April 2015 | by StarnySee all my reviews

When I decided to watch Capitão Falcão, I had had the opportunity to realize there was a very positive feedback on this movie from some friends and acquaintances over the internet. Nevertheless, one is always a bit suspicious when it comes to a popular Portuguese film - don't get me wrong, there can be very good cinema in Portugal! - that doesn't let down.

This film is a satire, basically portraying the good and true Portuguese as a person of value, that loves their family, acts fervently towards any patriotic action and that is totally against Communism and its ideology. For a Portuguese who knows well the history around the dictatorship practiced in Portugal with António de Oliveira Salazar, like the most of us, it becomes even more shocking, although in a very funny way, how some individuals could manage to get a comedy out of what really happened.

Moreover, this movie is genuinely funny; there are crazy moves, fights, outrageous lines and even recreations from our childhood.

In conclusion, and although I can not consider it to be a perfect film, it is a true breath of fresh air when it pertains to the Portuguese film industry that also shows we are perfectly capable of laughing of ourselves and, more importantly, leave the cinema thinking, at least for once - I'm so glad I'm Portuguese!


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