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Joana de Verona,
I was curious about this "love story" that I wasn't aware, since I wasn't alive when it happened.
I always thought Inês Castel-Branco was a good actress, but I never saw having a chance to show her good acting skills. Here, as "Snu", she finally has the opportunity. As the cold nordic Ebba Merete Seidenfaden, better known as "Snu Abecassis", Inês Castel-Branco manages to keep her posture and "hide" her emotions, but at the same time, the viewer can understand her struggle, how is she feeling through her looks and her facial expressions, that end up in a couple of burst of emotions in this film. We will also see bits of her professional career and how is she admired by her employees.
On the other hand, Pedro Almendra doesn't really deliver as Sá Carneiro. His performance doesn't have the same charisma as Inês' and one wonders what Snu exactly saw in Sá Carneiro to find him so "magnetic".
The movie also does a good job showing us some real footage from the 70's, placing us in the time the events actually happened.
Overall it's a good movie, thanks to Inês performance and to the amazing soundtrack provided by Surma, and we learn about a person who was somehow important to our history, mainly through her work and ideals, that in her own way tried to evolve Portugal.
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