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Capitaes De Abril (Widescreen Edition)
Capitaes De Abril
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Joaquim de Almeida, Maria de Medeiros, Frédéric Pierrot, Stefano Accorsi, Fele Martnez
Director: Maria de Medeiros
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Military & War
NR     2005     1hr 30min

Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 11/07/2006

     
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Actors: Joaquim de Almeida, Maria de Medeiros, Frédéric Pierrot, Stefano Accorsi, Fele Martnez
Director: Maria de Medeiros
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Pop, Rock & Roll, Sting, Military & War
Studio: Synkronized USA
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/15/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Import
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A competent Portuguese film
H. Ribeiro | Maryland, USA | 01/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Portugal, unlike Brazil, does not have a booming film industry. Films from Portugal are either poorly acted, boring, or confusing. Luckily Capitães de Abril doesn't disappoint. The film is serious in tone and nature as it talks about Portugal's Revolução dos Cravos (Carnation Revolution). Portugal finally decided to turn against the fascist government in power and grant liberty to it's 5 remaining African colonies.

The movie does a great job of representing the tension and the Portuguese people. The biggest complaint I can make is that the movie runs a bit long and could've used some concise editing. But other than that, this a good piece of historical Portuguese drama."
April Captains
D. M. Davis | 12/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It has to be one of the few (if not the only) movies out on the events surrounding Vinte Cinco de Abril (April 25, 1974). I would say this movie was very well written and would recommend it to anyone interested in watching Portuguese language movies."
Important Interpretation of an Amazing Moment in History
Mark Rendeiro | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 10/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Many people in and outside Portugal will argue about Capitães de Abril. They'll say its too soft, or that it leaves out too many details, or that it simply doesn't capture the spirit of the Carnation Revolution of 74.

I really don't care what those people say.

I loved Capitães de Abril. This film gave new life to stories I had only heard from family members and read in books. I enjoyed it so much I find myself watching it every April with new eyes. Then I'll go to Lisbon and visit on the places you see in the film.

Interpreting history is always a tricky thing, especially when there are still so many people who lived it to criticize how the story is told. I think Maria de Medeiros and Joaquim de Almeida did an excellent job and beyond that, something very important with this film; a film that future generations can look to for a better or different understanding of just how Portugal came to be the country that it is today. And how revolutions can and should be beautiful occasions when freedoms can be renewed and culture can advance out of the dark ages."
Thanks a lot!
I. Cameron | 06/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great product, couldn't believe you had this. Thanks for all the memories of my culture."