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Movies (fiction) by Region: Portugal

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Portugal DVDs

The convent 2007, 1995

Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Leonor Silveira, Luais Miguel Cintra, Duarte D'Almeida, Heloisa Miranda, Manuel de Oliveira, Madragoa Filmes (Firm), Gemini Films, Sept Cinaema (Firm), Ipaca (Firm), Canal+ France (Firm), Studio Canal, and Lionsgate (Firm)

"Determined to prove that Shakespeare was actually a Spaniard, professor Michael Padovic (John Malkovich) journeys with his wife (Catherine Deneuve) to an ancient Portuguese convent to see validation of his theory"--Container. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-1423

 

Juventude Em Marcha 2010, 2006

Pedro Costa, Francisco Villa-Lobos, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso, Isabel Cardoso, Contracosta Produēões, Films de l'Étranger, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Ventura is an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in a low-cost housing complex in Lsbon, who has been abandoned by his wife and spends his days visiting his neighbors, whom he considers his "children". 1 videodisc (156 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2984

 

Non ou a vaa glaoria de mandar c2005

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Luais Miguel Cintra, Diogo Daoria, Miguel Guilherme, Luais Lucas, Tornasol Films, Radiotelevisaao Portuguesa, Televisiaon Espaanola, and  Llamentol (Firm)

Episodes from the military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks narrated by an intellectual soldier as he travels through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-1514

 

O jardim do outro homem Another man's garden 2006

Luais Galvaao Teles,  Serge Zeitoun, Sol de Carvalho, Joana Smith, Gigliola Zacara, Evaristo Abreu, Maria Amaelia Pangane, Timaoteo Maposse, Filomena Remigio, Fado Filmes, Films de Mai, Promarte (Firm), First-Run Features (Firm), and Global Film Initiative

Sofia, a young girl studying to be a doctor, finds that her professor wants more from her than hard work. Highlighting corruption and misogynistic attitudes in a society devastated by the AIDS virus, Sofia's opportunities may depend on her willingness to compromise her values and even her health. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-2156

 

O princípio da incerteza The uncertainty principle c2002

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Jacques Parsi, Júlia Buisel, Antonio Costa, Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Ricardo Trepa, Ivo Canelas, Agustina Bessa Luís, Gemini Films, and Madragoa Filmes (Firm)

Jose, who has been in love with Camila since childhood, is engaged in some kind of shady business practice with Vanessa who runs a brothel and a dance club. Antonio, his friend from a wealthy family, proposes to Camila, whose famiy has fallen on hard times. The calculating Camila marries Antonio, who makes little effort to hide his affair with Vanessa. 1 videodisc (132 min.)

MEDIA 10-1556

 

Ossos 2010

Paulo Branco, Pedro Costa, Emmanuel Machuel, Vanda Duarte, Nuno Vaz, Miriya Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Inźs de Medeiros, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Joćo Bénard da Costa, Jeff Wall, Madragoa Filmes (Firm), Gemini Films, Zentropa Entertainments (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2982

 

Singularidades de uma rapariga Loura  2010

Eēa de Queirós, Manuel de Oliveira, Ricardo Trepa, Caterina Wallenstein, Diogo Dória, Filipe Vargas, Francois d'Artemare, Maria Joćo Mayer, Luķs Mińarro, Jacques Arhex, Eddie Saeta, Filmes do Tejo (Firm), Filmes de l'Aprčs-Midi, and Cinema Guild

A young accountant falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blond woman he spies through his office window, and she proceeds to turn his life upside down. 1 videodisc (64 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2981

Portugal

 

The convent 2007, 1995

Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Leonor Silveira, Luais Miguel Cintra, Duarte D'Almeida, Heloisa Miranda, Manuel de Oliveira, Madragoa Filmes (Firm), Gemini Films, Sept Cinaema (Firm), Ipaca (Firm), Canal+ France (Firm), Studio Canal, and Lionsgate (Firm)

"Determined to prove that Shakespeare was actually a Spaniard, professor Michael Padovic (John Malkovich) journeys with his wife (Catherine Deneuve) to an ancient Portuguese convent to see validation of his theory"--Container. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

MEDIA 10-1423

 

Non ou a vaa glaoria de mandar c2005

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Luais Miguel Cintra, Diogo Daoria, Miguel Guilherme, Luais Lucas, Tornasol Films, Radiotelevisaao Portuguesa, Televisiaon Espaanola, and  Llamentol (Firm)

Episodes from the military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks narrated by an intellectual soldier as he travels through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-1514

 

O Bobo The Jester 199-?

José Alvaro Morais, Rafael Godinho, Henrique Espírito Santo, Fernando Heitor, Paula Guedas, Luís Lucas, and Alexandre Herculano

"This exquisitely wrought Portuguese drama is framed by the conversation   between two old flames who meet at a restaurant to remember a recently   murdered friend, a film producer who had been filming an adaptation of   19th-century playwright Alexandre Herculano's historical drama O'Bobo.   Their ensuing conversation forms the narrative framework for several   stories that are shown via flash back. The dinner topics include, the   destruction of their relationship the making of the film and the events that   lead to the producer's demise."--All Movie Guide. 1 videocassette (130 min.)

DANA 1415

 

O jardim do outro homem Another man's garden 2006

Luais Galvaao Teles,  Serge Zeitoun, Sol de Carvalho, Joana Smith, Gigliola Zacara, Evaristo Abreu, Maria Amaelia Pangane, Timaoteo Maposse, Filomena Remigio, Fado Filmes, Films de Mai, Promarte (Firm), First-Run Features (Firm), and Global Film Initiative

Sofia, a young girl studying to be a doctor, finds that her professor wants more from her than hard work. Highlighting corruption and misogynistic attitudes in a society devastated by the AIDS virus, Sofia's opportunities may depend on her willingness to compromise her values and even her health. 1 videodisc (80 min.)

MEDIA 10-2156

 

O Judeu 1996

Jom Tob Azulay, António Vaz da Silva, Claudio Kahns, Geraldo Carneiro, Millor Fernandes, Gilvan Pereira, Filipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat, Mário Viegas, and José Lewgoy

In 18th-century Portugal, a popular writer is accused of heresy despite his "conversion" to Catholicism. Imprisoned and faced with a difficult choice, he must stand up to a ferocious church hierarchy at odds with a decadent monarchy. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

DANA 1391

 

Viagem ao principío do mundo Journey to the beginning of the world 1999

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Yves Gautier, and Leonor Silveira

An aging film director, on location in Portugal, takes three actor friends on a driving tour of a mountain village where one of the actors, born in France but of Portuguese descent, is united with an elderly aunt he has never met. The filmmakers speculate on beginnings and endings, what remains of the past and what is lost. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

DANA 1392

 

Portugal - New This Year

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