A documentary about the Portuguese capital Lisbon under the fascist regime of Oliveira Salazar during WWII, juxtaposing period footage with travel accounts from Alfred Döblin, Erika Mann and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who visited during that period. An extraordinary work of archival research is cleverly woven into a devastatingly acute sociological portrait of a country.
A Periferia Filmes presentation/production; financed by Ministério da Cultura/Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual; supported by RTP, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Universidade Lusófona.
With the voices of Hanna Schygulla, Rüdiger Vogler, Christian Patey.
Directed and written by João Canijo; produced by João Trabulo; researcher, Hugo dos Santos; film editor, João Braz.
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Cinema City Campo Pequeno 4 (Lisbon), April 16th 2010.