• Portugal
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Houses to sell…houses to live in…houses to fill and die in…
Mr. António Carlos works in a real estates agency, he is pressurized daily by his superiors to close contracts and bring profit to the company. Joana, a single mother, and her baby, Joaquim, are moving house hoping for a different life. Mr. Pinto has an old-fashioned removal company and his days are spent waiting for the phone to ring, but there isn’t much work and when finally work shows up it always hides a surprise. Three stories set in Oporto, Portugal, about people, houses, and restless lonely urban lives.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • DOP
    João Ribeiro
  • Editing
    Pedro Duarte
  • Music
    Claude Debussy
  • Sound
    Armanda Carvalho
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Production
      • Catarina Alves Costa
      • Portugal
  • Festivals
    • DOC Lisboa, June 2002;
    • DOC’s Kingdom International Seminar, Serpa, October 2002;
    • Les Ecrans Documentaires, Paris, October 2002;
    • Selected for the Rassegna Internazionale de Cinema Documental, Premio Bizzari;
    • Nomination for Best Documentary at the Festival CinePort, in Cataguases, Brazil,
    • Theatrical Release in 35 mm in two cinemas in Lisbon and Porto,May 2004;
    • Distributed by Atalanta, Theatrical Release, Lisbon and Porto May 2004
    • Junho 2005;
    • Festiberico, em Delft, Holanda Maio 2006;
  • Awards
    • Best Photography and Best Production at the Festival DOC Lisboa, June 2002 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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