EMBARGO

FROM THE ORIGINAL NOVEL BY JOSÉ SARAMAGO

By António FERREIRA

PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES (PORTUGAL) - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2010

Nuno is a man working at a hotdog stand, who also invented a machine which promises to revolutionize the shoe industry- a foot scanner.But when Nuno is mysteriously confined to his car, he misses the once in a lifetime chance to finally produce his invention, finding his life suddenly embargoed.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL, BRAZIL, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • António FERREIRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Tiago SOUSA, José SARAMAGO
    • Producer(s)
    • António FERREIRA (Zed Filmes - Curtas e Longas), Tathiani SACILOTTO (Zed Filmes - Curtas e Longas)
    • Synopsis
    • Nuno is a man working at a hotdog stand, who also invented a machine which promises to revolutionize the shoe industry- a foot scanner. In the middle of a gasoline embargo and finding himself in a strange predicament, Nuno tries desparately to sell his machine, obsessing for the success that would help him get the things he wants out of life. When Nuno is mysteriously confined to his car, he misses the once in a lifetime chance to finally produce his invention, finding his life suddenly embargoed.
    • Partners & financing
    • ICA - Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual - Portugal
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2009
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