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João Canijo – Noite Escura AKA In the Darkness of the Night (2004)

João Canijo latest movie adapts a Greek tragedy “Ifigénia en Aulis” to a provincial Portuguese family that has to deal with the Russian Mafia after a deal went wrong. In a place where everything is bought and sold even the youngest daughter may have to be offered for prostitution to make up for a deal that went terribly wrong. “Noite Escura” deals with the emotions of a small family that runs a provincial whorehouse, having to sell their youngest in order to survive. Read More »

João Canijo – Filha da Mãe AKA Lovely Child [+ Extras] (1990)

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The bitch is called Maria and she is a sweet child. She has no father and does not like her mother. She has a boyfriend who is a bandit who would like to change his class.

There are two more bandits: a very tall singer and a guy from Oporto who is a very short and a full of life’s experiences. Neither of these two do much thinking, one even less than the other. Read More »