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The Uncertainty Principle

The Uncertainty Principle

A Feature film by Manoel de Oliveira

Release in France : 11/09/2002


    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.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Co-production :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    News agency (France) :

    Le Public Système Cinéma

    Foreign production companies :

    Madragoa Filmes, RTP - Radiotelevisao Portuguesa

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Author of original work :

    Agustina Bessa Luis

    Screenwriter :

    Manoel de Oliveira

    Production Manager :

    Joaquim Carvalho

    Continuity supervisor :

    Júlia Buisel

    Costume designer :

    Isabel Branco

    French press agent :

    Bruno Barde

    Assistant Director :

    José Maria Vaz Da Silva

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Maïkoff

    Director of Photography :

    Renato Berta

    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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    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, France

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    Minority French (Portugal, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 12 min

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    Dolby SRD