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Letters from War (2016)

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Based on António Lobo Antunes's novel, a collection of letters written by a young soldier, doctor and a aspirant writer, to his wife while he was serving in Angola between 1971 and 1973, ... See full summary »

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Ivo Ferreira
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Nunes ... António
Margarida Vila-Nova ... Maria José
Ricardo Pereira ... Major
João Pedro Vaz João Pedro Vaz ... Capitão
Simão Cayatte ... Alferes Eleutério
Isac Graça Isac Graça ... Cabo Hilário
Francisco Hestnes Francisco Hestnes ... Cabo Carica (as Francisco Hestnes Ferreira)
João Pedro Mamede João Pedro Mamede ... Alferes Professor
Tiago Aldeia ... Alferes Ferreira
Orlando Sérgio Orlando Sérgio ... Catolo
David Caracol David Caracol ... Soba Chiúme
Miguel Raposo ... Enfermeiro Gago Coutinho
Gonçalo Carvalho Gonçalo Carvalho ... Cabo Projeccionista
Raúl Rosário Raúl Rosário ... Operador Chiúme
Cândido Ferreira ... Sr. Fontes
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Based on António Lobo Antunes's novel, a collection of letters written by a young soldier, doctor and a aspirant writer, to his wife while he was serving in Angola between 1971 and 1973, during the Portuguese Colonial War, a war between Portugal with its former overseas provinces.

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This film was submited to represent Portugal at the 89th Academy Awards. See more »

Connections

Features Rapazes de Táxis (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Solemnia Verba
Written by Luís de Freitas Branco
Performed by Magyar Szimfonikus Zenekar Budabest (as the Hungarian Symphonic Orchestra)
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Virtually unwatchable .
22 September 2019 | by horst69See all my reviews

There is an almost constant overlay of a voice reading letters , while a somewhat decent war movie is shown - in the background .

That war movie would have been quite ok, without the tacky - and constant - recitation of terribly corny letters .

Which makes it even more annoying .


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Portugal | Germany

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 September 2016 (Portugal) See more »

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$177,388
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1.85 : 1
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