What young Samuel (Dinis Neto Jorge) was doing at that time of night on the deserted quay, nobody will ever know for sure. In fact, when Mr. Eloi (Henrique Canto e Castro), an old retired sailor, approached him, he was staring at the waters of the Tagus. Tired as he was of his days, Mr. Eloi could not have thought any other way: Samuel was there to put an end to his life. And when Samuel, symbolically or not, invites him to share his last dive, Eloi, as a last resort, stops him from throwing himself in the river and, saying that Heaven can wait, takes him on a tour of the city. So the two characters go off for two long nights of roving during the Saint Anthony festivities.
In a night club they meet Esperança (Fabienne Babe), a dumb prostitute who
is Eloi’s daughter and two other ladies of the night – Rosa Bianca (Francesca Prandi) and Ivone (Rita Blanco). The friendship that grows between them is sealed in a boarding house of ill-repute. Young Samuel discovers love. The Tagus no longer inspires him. From now on he prefers Esperança’s charms. Finally, Eloi throws himself to the Tagus; Rosa Bianca joins a Russian ship; Ivone follows her lot, Esperança and Samuel find themselves in an idyllic world “là-bas je ne sais où”.
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