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A Talking Picture

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Original title
Um filme falado
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
Portugal Portugal
Director
Screenwriter
Manoel de Oliveira
Music
Philippe Morel
Cinematography
Emmanuel Machuel
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Portugal-France-Italy; Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films / Mikado Film / France 2 Cinéma / Audiovisual e Multimédia (ICAM) / Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP) / Centre National de la Cinématographie
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Rosa Maria, a young History professor, sets out with her daughter Maria Joana on a cruise that will travel through the Mediterranean to Bombay , India, where they will meet her husband. This pleasure cruise also serves for Rosa Maria, to get to know for the first time and show her daughter, places about which she talks in her classes but which she never visited. So, this trip through Ceuta, Marseille, the ruins of Pompei, Athens, the pyramids of Egypt, Istanbul, is also a journey through thousands of years of history, through the Mediterranean civilization that marked and still marks the West cultures. On the cruise, she will also meet three impressive women, well-known figures of different nationalities: a renowned French businesswoman, an Italian former model, and a Greek teacher and actress; and especially the captain, an American of Polish origin. But a strange threat disturbs the cruise and menaces the ship and the life of its passengers…
Awards
2003: Venice Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Lion. SIGNIS Award
2003: Chicago Film Festival: Nominated for Best Feature
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