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A Caixa (1994)

Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Prista Monteiro (based on the play by), Manoel de Oliveira (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Blind Man
Glicínia Quartin Glicínia Quartin ... Old Woman
Ruy de Carvalho Ruy de Carvalho ... Taverner
Beatriz Batarda ... Daughter
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Friend
Isabel Ruth Isabel Ruth ... Saleswoman
Filipe Cochofel Filipe Cochofel ... Son-in-Law
Sofia Alves Sofia Alves ... Prostitute
Mestre Duarte Costa Mestre Duarte Costa ... Guitar Player
Paula Seabra Paula Seabra ... Pregnant Woman
Miguel Guilherme ... Man 1
António Fonseca António Fonseca ... Man 2
Rogério Samora ... Man 3
Tiago Henriques Tiago Henriques ... Grandson
Gilberto Gonçalves Gilberto Gonçalves ... Crippled
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Storyline

Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box.

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Plot Keywords:

blindness | based on play | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Man's Bluff See more »

Filming Locations:

Mouraria, Lisbon, Portugal

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Al a Vidas
Written and Performed by Isabel Ruth
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The less boring Oliveira film...
18 March 2003 | by bucklkraxnSee all my reviews

Certainly a masterpiece... The old Manoel de Oliveira presented us with a fine comedy, where everything falls apart, very dark humour and questions on the human nature.

The best of Oliveira, even for those who don't like his work.


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