O Capacete Dourado

(Portugal, 2007, 82 minutes)

A smalltown teenage biker still reeling from his mother’s death in a car crash falls in love with the disturbed daughter of the school’s strict headmaster. Intriguing but ultimately flawed melodrama of teenage life that never decides if it wants to be Romeo & Juliet or Rebel Without a Cause and ends up being neither; flashy style does not make up for narrative shortcomings.

Paulo Branco presents a Clap Filmes production, with financial support from the Culture Ministry-ICAM and RTP. Starring Eduardo Frazão, Ana Moreira, Alexandre Pinto, Rogério Samora. Directed by Jorge Cramez; produced by Paulo Branco; written by Carlos Mota, Rui Catalão; director of photography (colour), Inês Carvalho; production designer, Stephen Malho; costume designer, Yara Jerónimo; film editor, Jaime Freitas.


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