On Edge

  • Portugal
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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
  • Duration
    64 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Festivals
    • FORUMDOC.BH – IX Festival of Documentary and Ethnographical film (Belo Horizonte,Brazil)
    • Dokanema, Mozambique (2006)
    • Tartu World Film Festival, March 2006
    • Indie Lisboa International Film Festival, April 2006
    • Gottingen International Film Festival, 2006;VI Festival of Visual Culture, Viscult Joensuu, Finland
    • 1st rencontres internationales cinéma et sport de Montréal, June 2006
    • NAFA film Festival Copenhagen, May 2005 (work-in-progress)
    • Studio des Ursulines, Paris, April 2008
  • Awards
    • Best International Documentary at the Forum DOC Belo Horizonte 2006, FORUMDOC.BH – IX Festival of Documentary and Ethnographical film (Belo Horizonte, Brazil).


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