Adapted from the short story by author Eça de Queiroz, Manoel de Oliveira's poetic drama tells the tale of a beleaguered man named Macário (Ricardo Trêpa), who recounts his romantic woes to a patient neighbor (Leonor Silveira) during a train ride to the Algarve. While working as an accountant in Lisbon, Macário became smitten with the radiant blonde whose window he could spy from his modest office. Her name was Luisa (Catarina Wallenstein), but according to Macário's uncle she was well out of the humble accountant's league. Determined to win her love at all costs, Macário retreats to Cape Verde and attempts to earn enough money to be considered an acceptable suitor.
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Press conference with director Manoel De Oliveira, actors Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Filipe Vargas, and producer François D'Artemare From the 2009 Berlin Film Festival (70 minute); ; The panels of são vicente de fora -a poetic vision (2009. 16 minutes), short film by Manoel De Oliveira; An exclusive look at the strange case of Angelica, the new film from Manoel De Oliveira; Teaser trailer; Essay by James Quandt, senior programmer at tiff cinematheque
Disc #1 -- Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl Play Scenes Set-Up Portuguese 5.1 Portuguese 2.0 English Subtitles English Subtitles: On English Subtitles: Off Extras "The Panels of São Vicente De Fora: A Poetic Vision" Short Film By Manoel De Oliveira Press Conference From the 2009 Berlin Film Festival Teaser Trailer First Look at "The Strange Case of Angelica" Also Available From Cinema Guild Around a Small Mountain Everyone Else Sweetgrass 35 Shots of Rum Beeswax The Beaches of Agnes 24 City Jerichow The Betrayal Alexandra