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The Uncertainty Principle

The Uncertainty Principle

A Feature film by Manoel de Oliveira

Release in France : 11/09/2002

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Gemini Films

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Gemini Films

News agency (France) :

Le Public Système Cinéma

Foreign production companies :

Madragoa Filmes, RTP - Radiotelevisao Portuguesa

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Gemini Films

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The wealthy Antonio and his family servant's son, José, have shared everything since their childhood, cocooned by José's mother. Even games of love tighten the bonds between both men: Antonio marries Camila, the girl José has always been in love with, and cheats on his wife with Vanessa, José's associate in some tricky business. The devil decides to get involved in the story, cruelly making fun of the servant who tries in vain to ward off ill fortune. The paths of these four intertwining people lead to the flames of hell.

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Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Author of original work :

Agustina Bessa Luis

Director of Photography :

Renato Berta

Production Manager :

Joaquim Carvalho

Continuity supervisor :

Júlia Buisel

Costume designer :

Isabel Branco

French press agent :

Bruno Barde

Assistant directors :

José Vaz da Silva, José Maria Vaz Da Silva

Screenwriter :

Manoel de Oliveira

Sound Recordist :

Henri Maïkoff

Editors :

Catherine Krassovsky, Manoel de Oliveira

Production Designers :

Maria-José Branco, Ze Branco

Sound Mixer :

Jean-François Auger

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Feature film

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Portugal, France

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Minority French (Portugal, France)

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2 h 12 min

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Dolby SRD