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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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An entire mock underwear campaign featuring Carloto Cotta was created and images were used in the film itself and in the marketing campaign. It is a satirical representation of the numerous underwear photo-shoots done by Cristian Ronaldo and Carloto Cotta similarly appears in tight white underwear with muscles flexed, oiled and glistening for the camera. The film-makers said they had a lot of fun making all these fake ad campaigns and also created a lot of Diamantino swag like jerseys, bed-sheets, portraits etc to represent the narcissism and commercialization of a famous sport star. See more »

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I Love You Always Forever
Written by Donna Lewis
Performed by Donna Lewis
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A Farce, not a a particularly good one
15 April 2019 | by jramalhoSee all my reviews

There are elements that showed promise: football and celebrity cult manipulation most of all (using a Cristiano Ronaldo-like clone; bad accent and family issues included). Especially if you happen to be Portuguese, but, of course, most viewers won't be. The production values are above average for what you'd expect, however the plot wanders, "serious" issues get lost, some of the acting is quite bad (a good turn from the protagonist and his evil twin sisters, though), and it is never as funny as it seems to think it is. In short: it's not great as a farce, and its not resolutely and wholeheartedly bad enough to be camp.


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Portugal | France | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) 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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