The original version prepared for the 1976 Cannes Film Festival and eventually not shown was 240 minutes. After extensive editing by Roberto Perpignani it was reduced to 139 minutes and shown out of competition at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. The director further edited the film to the 117 minutes that had limited distribution at trade union and political meetings in Portugal, Montréal (Canada), Pesaro (Italy) and NYC (USA). The so called Portuguese version for theatrical distribution was re-cut to 105 minutes. As of 2012, there are two DVD versions, the 2004 print under 82 minutes, and the 2007 print at 105 minutes.