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The Portuguese Woman (2018)

A Portuguesa (original title)
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His home is war. Her home is Portugal. Yet the young, newly married wife of Lord von Ketten is determined to make her husband's family abode, an inhospitable castle on a cliff in northern Italy, into her home.

Director:

Rita Azevedo Gomes

Writers:

Rita Azevedo Gomes, Robert Musil (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Riedenstein Clara Riedenstein ... The Portuguese Woman
Marcello Urgeghe Marcello Urgeghe ... Von Ketten
Ingrid Caven ... Wonderer
Rita Durão ... Moorish Slave
Pierre Léon Pierre Léon ... Old Servant
João Vicente João Vicente ... Pero Lobato
Luna Picoli-Truffaut Luna Picoli-Truffaut ... Antonie
Manuela de Freitas Manuela de Freitas ... Seer
Alexandre Alves Costa Alexandre Alves Costa ... Trent's Bishop
Adelaide Teixeira Adelaide Teixeira
Maria Carré Maria Carré
Fernando Rodrigues Fernando Rodrigues ... Ferrant
Guilherme Gomes Guilherme Gomes
Mauro Soares Mauro Soares
Leonardo Mouramateus Leonardo Mouramateus
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Storyline

In the north of Italy, and in complete conflict with the Episcopacy of Trent, Von Ketten searches for a wife. He goes to a distant country, Portugal, so as not to interfere with his political plans or add fuel to the fire of his existing conflicts.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese | German

Release Date:

28 February 2019 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

La portuguesa See more »

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Production Co:

Basilisco Filmes See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Parts of the film were recorded at the Hyde Park in London. See more »

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An ensemble of tableaux
30 March 2019 | by jramalhoSee all my reviews

The photography, lighting, decor, costumes, and sets were outstanding, of painting-like quality. The craft and obsession with detail were obvious throughout. If Movies were made of a collection of small moments of visual pleasure this would have been a 10. But, in the tradition of a certain kind of cinema (Manoel de Oliveira is an obvious reference to cite here, in both good and bad) there were issues with character development, artificial dialogues that lend the characters less compelling than they could be, and pace that is often ludicrous (with singing in between, that I'm sure made sense at the time, but...) and confuses the story, making it almost as unbelievable as any Marvel-type effort.


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