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A Portuguesa (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 20 July 2020 (USA)
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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.


Rita Azevedo Gomes


Rita Azevedo Gomes, Robert Musil (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Riedenstein Clara Riedenstein ... A Portuguesa
Marcello Urgeghe Marcello Urgeghe ... Von Ketten
Ingrid Caven ... Passageira
Rita Durão ... Escrava Moura
Pierre Léon Pierre Léon ... Velho Criado
João Vicente ... Pero Lobato
Luna Picoli-Truffaut Luna Picoli-Truffaut ... Antonie
Manuela de Freitas Manuela de Freitas ... Vidente
Alexandre Alves Costa Alexandre Alves Costa ... Bispo de Trento
Fernando Rodrigues Fernando Rodrigues ... Ferrant
Guilherme Gomes Guilherme Gomes ... Renart
Mauro Soares Mauro Soares ... Cavaleiro Jovem
Leonardo Mouramateus Leonardo Mouramateus ... Cavaleiro Jovem
Adelaide Teixeira Adelaide Teixeira ... Aia de Portugal
Maria Carré Maria Carré ... Aia de Castela


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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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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French | Portuguese | German

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20 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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La portuguesa See more »


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1.85 : 1
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