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The Old Man of Belem

The Old Man of Belem

A Short film by Manoel de Oliveira

Produced by Épicentre Films

Production year : 2014


An unhampered and desperate dive into History as we know it, like a fertile sediment in Manoel de Oliveira’s memory. On a park bench in the 21st century, Oliveira brings together Don Quixote with the poet Luís Vaz de Camões, and novelists Joaquim Pereira Teixeira de Pascoaes and Camilo Castelo Branco. Carried along by telluric waves of thought, these men wander between past and present, glory and defeat, emptiness and alienation, chasing after an unreachable star.

Actors (4)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Épicentre Films

Foreign production company :

O Som e a Fúria

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Photos (7)

Full credits (15)

Executive Producers :

Daniel Chabannes de Sars, Corentin Dong-Jin Sénéchal

Screenwriter :

Manoel de Oliveira

Director of Photography :

Renato Berta

Production Manager :

Joaquim Carvalho

Sound Editor :

Jean-Christophe Winding

Production Designer :

Christian Marti

Costume designer :

Adelaide Maria Trêpa

Sound Mixer :

Tiago Mathos

Assistant directors :

Francisco Botelho, Iana Ferreira

Foreign producers :

Luis Urbano, Sandro Aguilar

Sound Recordist :

Henri Maïkoff

Editor :

Valérie Loiseleux

Continuity supervisor :

Júlia Buisel

Music Composer :

José Luís Borges Coelho

Special Effects :

Mário Faria

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation , Fairy tale

Themes :

Poetry, Encounters, History

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Coproducer countries :

Portugal, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Portugal, France)

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Runtime :

18 min 25 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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