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Diamantino (2018)

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Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carloto Cotta ... Diamantino Matamouros
Cleo Tavares Cleo Tavares ... Aisha Brito
Anabela Moreira Anabela Moreira ... Sonia Matamouros
Margarida Moreira Margarida Moreira ... Natasha Matamouros
Carla Maciel ... Dr. Lamborghini
Chico Chapas Chico Chapas ... Chico Matamouros
Hugo Santos Silva Hugo Santos Silva ... Mouro
Joana Barrios Joana Barrios ... Minister Ferro
Filipe Vargas Filipe Vargas ... Helena Guerra
Maria Leite ... Lucia
Manuela Moura Guedes Manuela Moura Guedes ... Gisele
Djucu Dabo Djucu Dabo ... Refugee Woman
Leandro Vieira Leandro Vieira ... Goalkeeper
Vitor Alves da Silva Vitor Alves da Silva ... Football Announcer (voice)
Elisabete Pedreira Elisabete Pedreira ... TV Reporter (voice)
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Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius. Written by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt

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Country:

Portugal | France | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tristes Monroes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,412, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:

$70,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$235,041
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was completed constructed around lead star Carloto Cotta - right down to the choice of character and story, the setting, the script, the direction etc. Gabriel Abrantes said that they he had worked with Cotta in many short films but wanted to explore his potential in a feature film. See more »

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I Love You Always Forever
Written by Donna Lewis
Performed by Donna Lewis
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EUFF Review: Diamantino (7 Stars)
23 September 2019 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

Diamantino (given Portuguese name) is the best film I watched at EUFF 2019, a story that is relevant and funny it took me by surprise and made me regret I skipped it in 2018 at the MAMI MFF.

Narrating the story of a footballer who fell from glory to disgrace because of one missed goal, Diamantino takes you through government propaganda, fascism, illegal scientific studies, and a sweet little relationship between the eponymous character (the brilliant and talented Carloto Cotta whose face itself is so perfect for the role he plays) and a boy that he adopts when he learns about the refugee crisis. The humor is laugh-out-loud here, both through the dialogues and the visuals that is just magically delivered in a snappy screenplay of 90 minutes. The performances are the next highlight of the film, especially the sisters who played Diamantino's sisters on screen. Such beauty and sinister-ship they carry, you cannot take eyes off them when they are on the screen. But come to think of it, this is a film where you can't do it anyway because it's fun... absurdist, but just pure fun. The wit and wordplay is also very strong here. It will most importantly remind you of a real-life footballer who hails from the same country this film is set in... TN.

(Watched and reviewed at the 24th European Union Film Festival (EUFF India) in Mumbai.)


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