On Edge

2006 / Portugal / 64min

European Football Cup, Portugal. The country is relying on the team to raise its morale. The film is set in a poor neighbourhood following a group of idle pre-adolescents. Games are watched outdoors like a religious ritual. Rui, unlike the others, doesn’t watch football: he takes refuge in a dream-like world.


  • Original title
    À Flor da Pele
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Catarina Mourão
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  • Editing
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    64 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
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