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Festival in Media
Section: Bios Politikos
Country: Portugal /France
Year: 2016


São Jorge

112 min, color

Director Marco Martins Screenplay Marco Martins, Ricardo Adolfo Cinematography Carlos Lopes Cast Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, Mariana Nunes, Gonçalo Waddington

In 2011 Portugal began the so-called "year of the Troika" (EU, IMF and ECB budget cuts and economic restructuring), with the level of debt among the Portuguese people reaching staggering amounts and a growing number of families and companies unable to repay their installment loans. Jorge is an unemployed boxer on the verge of losing his son and his wife, who has decided to return to Brazil. As a means of paying off his debt and persuading his wife to remain in Portugal, Jorge accepts a job with a debt-collection agency, which will drag him into a world of violence and crime.

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Marco Martins


Marco Martins (born 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese film director, best known for his 2005 film Alice, which premiered at Cannes and won the Best Picture Award at the Directors' Fortnight.













2016 São Jorge

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2010 Insert (Short)

2009 How to Draw a Perfect Circle

2006 Um Ano Mais Longo (Short)

2005/I Alice

1998 No Caminho para a Escola (Short)

1996 Clockwise (Short)

1995 Não Basta Ser Cruel (Short)

1992 Mergulho no Ano Novo (Short)