LETTERS FROM WAR

CARTAS DA GUERRA

By Ivo M. FERREIRA

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Drama - Completed 2016

Based on the letters of world famous Portuguese writer António Lobo Antunes to his wife, LETTERS FROM WAR tells the story of a young doctor being drafted into the army in 1971, and transferred into one of the worst ones of the colonial war – the east of Angola.

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& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2016
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    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivo M. FERREIRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivo M. FERREIRA, Edgar MEDINA
    • Producer(s)
    • Luís URBANO (O Som E A Fúria)
    • Synopsis
    • 1971. António Lobo Antunes life is brutally interrupted when he is drafted into the Portuguese Army to serve as a doctor in one of the worst zones of the Colonial War – the East of Angola. Away from everything dear he writes letters to his wife while he is immersed in an increasingly violent setting. While he moves between several military posts he falls in love for Africa and matures politically. At his side, an entire generation struggles and despairs for the return home. In the uncertainty of war events, only the letters can make him survive.
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