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1.

Cristóva̋o Colombo: O Enigma

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Manuel Luciano da Silva and his wife travel the world gathering evidence that Christopher Columbus was actually Portuguese.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Party

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Leonor and Rogério celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by hosting a party at their luxurious seaside villa. As the party wears on, Leonor finds herself pursued by an aging lothario, Michael, a powerful, cunning man with a razor-sharp wit. This game of cat-and-mouse heats up, leading to a wild and surprising revelation from the ordinarily passive Rogério.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inquietude

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Contains three different stories that deal with death and immortality. In the first, an elderly father and his son discuss suicide as delivery from decrepitude and mediocrity. In the second, a young aristocratic man falls in love with a dying prostitute in the 1930s. The final story revolves around a peasant girl who thinks she has found a way to leave her village, but actually she has doomed herself to thousands of years there.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Palavra e Utopia

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The story of Jesuit missionary António Vieira, who worked with the Brazilian Indians and who was called before the Inquisition in 1663.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Quinto Império: Ontem Como Hoje

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Set mainly in one room, King Sebastian of Portugal converses with his counselors, court jesters, his grandmother and Simão Gomes, a 16th century visionary.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Espelho Mágico

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She has everything, but the wealthy Alfreda desires nothing more than to speak with the Virgin Mary. One of her servants enlists the help of a friend to make her wish come true by employing a village girl to portray Mary.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Manoel de Oliveira: Extras

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Three documentaries on the Portuguese movie director Manoel de Oliveira and his films, and interviews by several actors and authors who worked with him. Also includes the short film Rencontre unique, directed by Oliveira, where Pope John XXII meets Nikita Khrushchev.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Os Canibais

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A dark comic operetta about the wedding night of Margarida and the viscount of Alveleda. The action becomes more surreal and macabre as the film progresses.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Dia Do Desespero

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Portrait of the last days of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco. He suffered from an eye disease and one day woke up blind. His despair, as a writer unable to write, led him to suicide.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Non, Ou, a Vã Glória de Mandar

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Episodes from the military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks narrated by an intellectual soldier as he travels through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

A Divina Comédia

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The inmates of a mental institution all believe that they are historical characters, ranging from Adam and Eve to St. Teresa de Avila to film directors. Each has a special message to impart about the meaning of life and religion.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Vale Abraão

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Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

A Caixa

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Everyday an old blind man sits in a doorway begging for money, while his daughter spends her days ironing and complaining. Their neighborhood is not wealthy, and many a passerby is envious of the old beggar's box of accumulating coins. It has been stolen before so the man and the daughter's boyfriend keep an eye on it, but eventually tragedy ensues when the box disappears again.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

O Princípio DA Incerteza

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José, who has been in love with Camila since childhood, is engaged in some kind of shady business practice with Vanessa, who runs a brothel and a dance club. Antonio, his friend from a wealthy family, proposes to Camila, whose family has fallen on hard times. The calculating Camila marries Antonio, who makes little effort to hide his affair with Vanessa.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Um Filme Falado

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Eight-year-old Maria Joana embarks on an ocean cruise from her native Portugal to Bombay, India accompanied by her mother, history professor Rosa Maria. After three mysterious and glamorous women board in route, the journey grows in tension and complexity.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Porto DA Minha Infância

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His family home has disappeared, the hanging tree is gone, and so are the candy stores, the Crystal Palace, and Guilhermina, his cousin and first love. A docu-drama bringing to life memories from the director Manoel de Oliviera's early days.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)