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1. Ill-Fated Love (1978– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A story about doomed love between to people from different worlds and the impact in their lives.

Stars: António Sequeira Lopes, Cristina Hauser, Elsa Wallencamp, António Costa

Votes: 252

2. God's Comedy (1995)

170 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Cláudia Teixeira, João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Raquel Ascensão

Votes: 1,082

3. Recollections of the Yellow House (1989)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor idiot, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Ruy Furtado, Teresa Calado

Votes: 1,080

4. Que Farei eu com Esta Espada? (1975)

65 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Maria Velho da Costa, José Diogo, Carlos Mena, João Diogo

Votes: 88

5. Silvestre (1981)

120 min | Drama

7.3
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The daughters of a nobleman give shelter to a stranger. After that visit ends with a severed hand, the pilgrim takes on different identities to seek revenge. The nobleman goes missing and his youngest has to pose as a knight to save him.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Teresa Madruga, Luís Miguel Cintra, Jorge Silva Melo

Votes: 245

6. Frágil Como o Mundo (2001)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An impossible love. Two young people in love. Vera and John can't find a space nor time, nor identity in this life that can solve this love. Apparently everything is beneficial to them, ... See full summary »

Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes | Stars: Maria Gonçalves, Bruno Terra, Sophie Balabanian, Carlos Ferreira

Votes: 74

7. A Estrangeira (1982)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Being divorced, André does not accept the idea of having to leave the residence and his furniture, as his woman suggests, when she visits him accompanied by an antiquarian.

Director: João Mário Grilo | Stars: Fernando Rey, Teresa Madruga, Carole Courtoy, Mariana Villar

Votes: 14

8. Hovering Over the Water (1986)

143 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Laura Morante, Philip J. Spinelli, Manuela de Freitas, Georges Claisse

Votes: 321

9. As Bodas de Deus (1999)

150 min | Comedy

7.1
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After receiving a visit from a messenger of God, João de Deus wins his buddy's girlfriend through a roll of the dice.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Rita Durão, João César Monteiro, Joana Azevedo, José Airosa

Votes: 603

10. Doc's Kingdom (1988)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Doc lives on the edge of Europe where it imperceptibly slides over into the Third World. As a doctor, he knows that the illness he has contracted ten years before in war-torn Africa is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kramer | Stars: Paul McIsaac, Vincent Gallo, Ruy Furtado, Roslyn Payn

Votes: 70

11. Trails (1978)

120 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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For his feature debut Monteiro creatively borrowed from traditional Portuguese legends to craft a series of echoing, parallel tales of young couples desperately escaping cruel false fathers... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Manuela de Freitas, Luís de Sousa Costa, Francisco Domingues, Carmen Duarte

Votes: 174

12. Fragments of an Alms-Film (1972)

75 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Manuela de Freitas, João Perry, Dalila Rocha, Catarina Coelho

Votes: 96

13. Come and Go (2003)

175 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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João Vuvu, lives alone in a house that requires regeneration but due to being alone he is unable to do the work. On his son's release from prison and João's ensuing deception triggers a series of somber events.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: João César Monteiro, Rita Pereira Marques, Joaquina Chicau, Manuela de Freitas

Votes: 593

14. As Armas e o Povo (1975)

78 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

7.0
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Film directors with hand-held cameras went to the streets of Lisbon from April 25 to May 1, 1974, registering interviews and political events of the Portuguese "Carnations Revolution", as that period would be later known.

Directors: Manuel Costa e Silva, António da Cunha Telles, Acácio de Almeida, António de Macedo, José de Sá Caetano, António Escudeiro, Henrique Espírito Santo, José Fonseca e Costa, Luís Galvão Teles, Eduardo Geada, Fernando Lopes, Fernando Matos Silva, João Moedas Miguel, João César Monteiro, Glauber Rocha, Elso Roque, Alberto Seixas Santos, Artur Semedo, João Matos Silva, António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Fernando Balsinha, Álvaro Cunhal, Adelino Gomes, Júlio Isidro

Votes: 33

15. The Mother (1979)

25 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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Director: João César Monteiro

Votes: 48

16. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1969)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Director: João César Monteiro | Star: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Votes: 127

17. Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (1970)

34 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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The tribulations of two friends who, in despair, start begging from door-to-door, and are given a bundle including, literally, a pair of deadman's shoes.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Antónia Brandão, Carlos Ferreiro, Carlos Porto, Elsa Figueiredo

Votes: 116

18. The Last Dive (1992)

88 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Fabienne Babe, Canto e Castro, Francesca Prandi, Rita Blanco

Votes: 223

19. Passeio com Johnny Guitar (1996)

3 min | Short

6.6
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: João César Monteiro, Ana Reis

Votes: 118

20. The Love of the Three Pomegranates (1979 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Romance

6.6
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Margarida Gil, Helena Domingos, Joana Oliveira, Sílvia Gomes Ferreira

Votes: 39

21. Relação Fiel e Verdadeira (1987)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Margarida Gil | Stars: Catarina Alves Costa, António Sequeira Lopes, Jorge Rolla, Laura Soveral

Votes: 8

22. The Two Soldiers (1978)

25 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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Director: João César Monteiro

Votes: 49

23. Lettera Amorosa (1995)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: João César Monteiro, Cláudia Teixeira

Votes: 51

24. Le bassin de J.W. (1997)

125 min | Comedy

5.8
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Two actors performing in Strindberg's "Inferno" as God and Lucifer, find themselves competing in real life as well. One of them, Henrique, has spiritual obsession with John Wayne and his ... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Hugues Quester, Pierre Clémenti, Joana Azevedo, Jean Watan

Votes: 192

25. O Bestiário ou Cortejo de Orfeu (1995)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Raquel Ascensão, João César Monteiro

Votes: 47

26. Rosa Negra (1992)

90 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: Margarida Gil | Stars: Manuela de Freitas, Fernando Luís, Catarina Correia, Luís Lucas

Votes: 12

27. Conserva Acabada (1990)

12 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: João César Monteiro, Alexandra Lencastre

Votes: 131

28. Branca de Neve (2000)

75 min | Drama

4.8
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Based on Robert Walser's play, Branca de Neve is a recital of Snow White over a black screen with spontaneous flashing images of clouds and some unintelligible dialogue.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Maria Do Carmo Rôlo, Ana Brandão, Reginaldo da Cruz, Luís Miguel Cintra

Votes: 372

29. Paroles (1992)

30 min | Short

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Director: Anne Benhaïem | Stars: Michel Benhaïem, Marc Budin, Christine Dory, Agathe Duparc

30. Ill-Fated Love (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1978)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: António Sequeira Lopes, Cristina Hauser, Elsa Wallencamp, António Costa

31. Ill-Fated Love (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1978)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: António Sequeira Lopes, Cristina Hauser, Elsa Wallencamp, António Costa

32. Ill-Fated Love (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1978)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: António Sequeira Lopes, Cristina Hauser, Elsa Wallencamp, António Costa



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