April Captains (2000)

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Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

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13 November 2005 | carlosbalula
10
| The revolution of the cloves
A true story about a true revolution, 25 of April ; a revolution against a repressive regime of 41 years, that was imposing a colonial war on it's military's, for maintaining an empire (Angola, Mozambique, Guine-Bissau, Cabo Verde, S. Tomé e Principe; the first and the last of the great colonial empire's of Europe) of 600 years, since it's beginning in the conquest of Ceuta in 1415; a revolution by the army for the people, and for a democratic Portugal; the most's surprising fact in this revolution is that it were no people killed in it (except those that died in the hand's of PIDE, the political police of the State, during a brutal gunfire against an unarmed crowd protesting in front of it's headquarters in the day of the revolution, in 25 of April 1974, has it show's on the film).And has all revolutions it has it's heroes, one them of was Captain Salgueiro Maia, a returned soldier from the war, whose convictions along with the rest of the army, was that they were fighting (since 1961) a hopeless war, and that sometimes a soldier has to disobey it's country.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | History | War

Details

Release Date:

21 April 2000

Language

Portuguese


Country of Origin

Portugal, Spain, Italy, France

Filming Locations

Escola Prática de Infantaria, Santarém, Portugal

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€27,334 (Italy) (13 January 2002)

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