Morrer como um Homem

(Portugal/France, 2009, 133 minutes)

An aging drag queen with a hellish personal life is unsure whether to undergo a sex-change operation. Bewilderingly indulgent but gloriously handled melodrama that veers wildly between high-camp flamboyance and heavy-handed pathos without ever finding the right balance or even a measure of tone.

A Rosa Filmes/Ad Vitam presentation/production, with the support of ICA, RTP, Centre National de la Cinématographie, with financing from FICA. Starring Fernando Santos, Alexander David, Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida, Chandra Malatitch. Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues; produced by Maria João Sigalho; written by João Pedro Rodrigues, Rui Catalão, with João Rui Guerra da Mata; director of photography (Tobis/LTC), Rui Poças; art director, João Rui Guerra da Mata; costume designers, Joaquim Guerreiro, Aida Cabrita; wardrobe, Patrícia Dória; film editors, Rui Mourão, João Pedro Rodrigues.


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