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Not bad but maybe a little bit too long!


I was expecting a better movie from the opinions of friends i heard!

The "pimba" and "musica portuguesa ligeira" songs were great on the movie as well some local stories (incest, traditions, alcoholic youngsters) from the people of the small village, but the movie was endless, quite boring most of the time, with some almost useless parts (the ones with the filming team, the fire watchers in the forest, etc) that seemed created only to fill in 'til the 147 minutes...

5 \ 10

"Terrível é a palavra non" Padre António Vieira

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I do not agree...
it's amazing i gave the 10 stars
Mostra realmente a realidade do interior português...

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I really liked the film within the film, the sense of the time and place (summer in the Portuguese country), and the stories of the locals. I know he didn't have much money, but the scenes from moving cars were just lazy film-making and should have been cut. I wouldn't generally listen to that kind of music, but it fit so well, and was so much a part of the film. I could watch a film like this every day.

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Mostrar la realidad no es suficiente para hacer una buena película.

Es una pena porque incluso algunos personajes que muestra podrían tener un mejor desarrollo de sus historias.
El Molinero, por ejemplo, su historia no va a ningún lado.

No creo que sea mala, pero... es un producto típico de festivales que luego la gran audiencia no acepta.

Cual fue la respuesta a la película en Portugal...?
Tuvo mucha audiencia..??

Oscar

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Eu sou do interior português e nem essa realidade é tão aborrecida!

"Terrível é a palavra non" Padre António Vieira

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Boring is the most true word.

I think this movie has something that critics love: SHOW THE MAKING OF.

All movie where you can see how this was made surelly is a critics´s sucesful.

But for the common people (like me) this is only like a special touch, but nothing to make a GREAT movie.

And yes again, a lot of scennes are so so long completely wasted, because at the end if not a good documentary and is not a good fiction.

Oscar
Hablo mejor español :)

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So if I named you dozens and dozens of films (just from what I've seen) that "show the making of" but which didn't receive favorable responses from critics would you change your assumptions about critics?

I suppose on a clear day you can see the class struggle from here

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No, because in general the critics love the movie that show the making of.


Oscar
Hablo mejor español :)

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