TO DIE LIKE A MAN

MORRER COMO UM HOMEM

By João Pedro RODRIGUES

ROSA FILMES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

You were already here before entering, and you will remain after you have left.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 133 mn
    • Director(s)
    • João Pedro RODRIGUES
    • Writer(s)
    • João Pedro RODRIGUES, Rui CATALÃO
    • Producer(s)
    • Maria João SIGALHO (Rosa Filmes), Judith NORA (Ad Vitam Production)
    • Synopsis
    • TO DIE LIKE A MAN
      Once upon a time there was a war… In the darkness of the night, a young soldier goes AWOL.
      Tonia, a veteran transsexual in Lisbon’s drag shows, watches the world around her crumble. The competition from younger artists threatens her star status.
      Under pressure from her young boyfriend Rosário to assume her female identity, the sex change operation that will transform her into a woman, Tonia struggles against her deeply-held religious convictions. If, on the one hand, she wants to be the woman that Rosário so desires, on the other, she knows that before God she can never be that woman. And her son, whom she abandoned when he was a child, now a deserter, comes looking for her.
      Tonia discovers that she’s ill. To get away from all her troubles she travels to the countryside with Rosário, on the excuse of visiting his brother. Rosário takes the road of his childhood but will never find the right way. Lost, they find themselves in an enchanted forest, a magical world where they come across the enigmatic Maria Bakker and her friend Paula.
      And that meeting will turn their whole world on its head…
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles