Capitães de Abril - Capitães de Abril (2000)
Genre Drama
Studio francetélévisions Distribution
Movie Release Date 2000
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese
Running Time 2 hr 4 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.3
Stefano Accorsi Maia
Maria de Medeiros Antonia
Joaquim de Almeida Gervasio
Frederic Pierrot Manuel
Fele Martínez Lobao
Frédéric Pierrot Manuel
Manuel João Vieira Fonseca
Marcantonio Del Carlo Silva
Emmanuel Salinger Botelho
Rita Durão Rosa
Manuel Manquiña Gabriel
Duarte Guimarães Daniel
Manuel Lobão Fernandes
Luís Miguel Cintra Pais
Joaquim Leitão Filipe
Canto e Castro Salieri
Rogério Samora Rui Gama
Pedro Hestnes Emilio
Marcello Urgeghe Radio speaker
José Airosa Paulo Ruivo
José Boavida Radio technician
Director Maria de Medeiros
Writer Eve Deboise
Writer Maria de Medeiros
Writer Ève Deboise
Producer Javier Castro
Producer Ricardo Evole
Renowned actress Maria de Medeiros directs this sweeping historical drama set in Portugal about the heady days leading up to April 25, 1974, when that country was finally freed from 40 years of Fascist rule. The film opens with a series of grisly black and white photographs of Portuguese war atrocities committed against its colonies — Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau. Antonia (de Medeiros) is a teacher who begs her minister-brother to release a couple of her students from the clutches of the secret police. As a result, she herself gets captured, interrogated, and tortured. At the same time, a young couple bid a tearful adieu at the train station just as the man, Capt. Maia (Stefano Accorsi) is drafted to fight in the colonies. Just before the youth gets shipped off to Africa, he manages to persuade the soldiers of a remote army outpost to rebel. Along with his buddies Lobao (Fele Martinez) and Antonia's ex-husband Manuel (Frederic Pierrot), Maia manages to storm a radio station and ultimately besiege the national guard barracks, which houses the president and military advisors. This film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. — Jonathan Crow
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My Rating 8
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Index 474
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2002
Links All Movie Guide
Edition Details
Barcode 5601887419197
Region 2
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.85 (16:9) Anamorphic
Audio Tracks PORTUGUESE: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1