Capitães de Abril

(France/Portugal/Spain/Italy, 2000, 123 minutes)

The day of the Portuguese revolution of 1974 that overthrew the country’s fascist dictatorship, seen through the eyes of two of the military officers involved in the coup. Lively if shallow adventure drama that puts fictional characters (although inspired by real persons) inside an actual historical event, portrayed in a likeable Boys Own Adventure style, technically proficient and enthusiastically acted.

Jacques Bidou presents a JBA Productions/Mutante Filmes/Filmart/Alia Film/ARTE France Cinéma/France 2 Cinéma/RTP production in co-production with FMB Films and SFP Cinéma, with the collaboration of ICAM, Fonds Eurimages, OAA, Ibermedia, Canal Plus, Canal Plus España, Telepiu, TVE, RAI, Cofimages 11, Gimages 2, Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma and FAS. Starring Stefano Accorsi, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Frédéric Pierrot, Fele Martinez, Manuel João Vieira, Marcantonio del Carlo, Emmanuel Salinger. Directed by Maria de Medeiros; produced by Jacques Bidou; written by Maria de Medeiros and Eve Deboise; music by António Victorino d'Almeida; director of photography, Michel Abramowicz; art director, Guy-Claude François; film editor, Jacques Witta.


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