Ballad of dog beach (1987)

  |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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In Portugal, in the 60s, the corpse of a man appears on Dog's Beach. The corpse is identified as the major Dantas, a man wanted by authorities after his escape from a military prison where he was awaiting trial for insurrection.


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20 August 2011 | rrsthebest56
| It's not a masterpiece... However, it's a good Portuguese film
I saw this movie on TV a few months ago, and I like it. It's not a great movie that change history, but it has some of the Portuguese soul in the years of the dictatorship. It is based on José Cardoso Pires book, an experimental detective story that is set on the sixties. The highlight of themovie is Raul Solnado, here in his best drama performance. José Cardoso Pires didn't want Solnado to the main role (inspector Elias Santana), but when he saw the movie, he changed his idea. Many people thought he was just a comedian, until this movie came out. It's a good adaptation of the novel (and I admit, I read the book and I think that the film is more enjoyable than the book, because this author is good, but not very enjoyable to read). Watch it.

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Release Date:

12 March 1987



Country of Origin

Portugal, Spain

Filming Locations

Palácio da Comenda, Setúbal, Portugal

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