SECOND HAND

EM SEGUNDA MÃO

By Catarina RUIVO

DAVID & GOLIAS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Jorge is a lonely writer of popular erotic books. One day, chance takes him to the house where Laura lives with her son André, and the "ghost" of a missing husband. He invents the perfect man for Laura, a man for her to love and in that way enters in a perfect world that he thinks he knows.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Catarina RUIVO
    • Writer(s)
    • Catarina RUIVO, António Pedro FIGUEIREDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Fernando VENDRELL (David & Golias)
    • Synopsis
    • Jorge is a lonely writer of popular fiction. At night, he looks through lighted up windows at people in their homes and thinks, yes, they are happy. One day, chance, he thinks, takes him to the house where Laura lives with her son André, and through the big windows, Jorge discovers the picture of a perfect life. But perfect lives are only perfect when you view them from the outside. If you look closely, nothing is as it seems: Laura's previous husband disappeared mysteriously and strange phone calls disturb the serene Laura. This doesn't scare Jorge. He wants to protect her. He invents the perfect man for Laura, a man for her to love and in that way enters that wonderful world that he thinks he knows.
    • Partners & financing
    • ICA (portuguese Film Institute)
      RTP (State Broadcaster)
      David & Golias (Producer)
      Bosque Secreto (Post-Production, Distributor)
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