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Pedro Costa – O Nosso Homem AKA Our Man (2010)

O Nosso Homem (Our Man) is a short variation in the line of the trilogy Pedro Costa has devoted to the habitants of the Fontainhas quarter, which has been destroyed in the meantime. It can be considered as a sort of appendix to the third part, Juventude en Marcha (Colossal Youth), in which the hero, Ventura, reappears as one of the four characters of this dialogue of hopelessness. They go their own way, from one setting to another, from the darkest to the brightest, carried by this lavishness of frames and timbres of light that once made Jacques Rancière (writing about Juventude en Marcha) say that “the faith in the art which attests to the greatness of the poor – the greatness of each and every man – shines here more than ever. But it does not assimilate it anymore to an affirmation of a greeting

771MB | 25m 15s | 986×720 | mkv




  1. Thank you for sharing this. Pedro Costa is one of the best directors of recent years. I would love to his Letters from Fontainhas trilogy: Ossos, In Vanda’s Room, and Colossal Youth.

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