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Diamantino (2018)

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A fallen soccer superstar vows to adopt a refugee child, while becoming the naive unwitting centerpiece in in a bizarre plot to Make Portugal Great Again.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carloto Cotta ... Diamantino Matamouros
Cleo Tavares Cleo Tavares ... Aisha Brito
Anabela Moreira ... Sonia Matamouros
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 ... Helena Guerra
Maria Leite 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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Two sports essays by David Foster Wallace - "Roger Federer As Religious Experience" and "How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart" - served as inspiration for the film, to delve into the psychology and personality of a sport superstar. See more »

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I Love You Always Forever
Written by Donna Lewis
Performed by Donna Lewis
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Painfully embarrasing!
13 November 2018 | by rimspalleSee all my reviews

This is truly a unique film. Although unique in this case doesn't mean either interesting or good.

If films where pointless absurdities and narrative are completely out of sync is your thing, then you'll like this sci-fi/political thriller/football flick.

The acting is beyond awkward but what's even more insulting is how this work trivializes and makes petty fun of real issues like the refugee crisis, the rise of right-wing nationalism, gender transformation (which here is described as "disturbing") as well as homophobic abuse. Simply awful.


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Portugal | France | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Diamantino 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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