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To Die Like a Man

Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues directed and co-wrote this offbeat story of love and death. Tonia (Fernando Santos) is a drag queen and lip-sync artist who has won a loyal following at the club where she performs, but as she grows older, she's begun to worry if she's losing her touch, especially with the rising popularity of her rival Jenny (Jenny Larrue). Tonia shares a flat with her boyfriend, Rosario (Alexander David), who loves her but sometimes urges her to get a sex change; Tonia may live her life as a woman, but her Catholic faith makes it difficult for her to change her body to match. More troubling to Tonia are Rosario's struggles with heroin addiction, as he alternates drug binges with weeks of being clean and sober. Years before she began living as a woman, Tonia was involved with a woman and fathered her child, and one day the son she hasn't seen in years arrives at her doorstep with shocking news -- he's deserted his post in the army and is on the run from the law after killing a man. Morrer Como um Homem (aka To Die Like a Man) was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened as part of the "Un Certain Regard" program.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2011
UPC: 0712267302222
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:13:00
Sales rank: 68,420

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Other Strand Releasing trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alexander David Rosário
Gonçalo Ferreira De Almeida Maria Bakker
Fernando Gomes Teixeira
Jenny Larrue Jenny
Miguel Loureiro Paula
Chandra Malatitch Zé Maria
André Murraças Dr. Felgueiras
Fernando Santos Tonia
Cindy Scrash Irene

Technical Credits
João Pedro Rodrigues Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Fernando Areal Set Decoration/Design
Nuno Carvalho Sound/Sound Designer
Rui Catalão Screenwriter
João Rui Guerra DaMata Production Designer,Screenwriter
Patricia Dória Costumes/Costume Designer
Gregory Gajos Associate Producer
Arthur Hallereau Associate Producer
Alexandra Henochsberg Associate Producer
Beatriz Jarmela Production Manager
Jean-Pierre Laforce Sound Mixer
Rui Mourão Editor
Judith Nora Producer
Sandra Pinto Makeup
Rui Pocas Cinematographer
Maria João Sigalho Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- To Die Like a Man
1. Opening Sequence [9:44]
2. What's the Use of Crying [10:18]
3. The Wind Has Changed [9:17]
4. Happy Birthday [9:11]
5. My Son [11:16]
6. My Folly [9:12]
7. All She Has to Do is Ask [8:48]
8. The Last Word [6:51]
9. Jenny [3:12]
10. Snipes [8:09]
11. Antonio [20:40]
12. Credits [22:57]

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