The Heart's Root

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The Heart's Root

The Heart's Root

Release Date: October 18, 2000

Year    :   2000
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   RTP, Suma Filmes, Boomerang Productions, Les Films de l'Atalante, ARTE France Cinéma
Director    :   Paulo Rocha
Producers    :   Paulo Rocha, Gérard Vaugois
Writers    :   Jeanne Waltz, Paulo Rocha, Raquel Freire, Regina Guimarães
RunTime    :   118 mins.

Set in the Lisbon during the festivities of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lovers and the old town. The story is about Cato, a nationalist politician who is charismatic and unscrupulous. He obsessively pursues Silvia, a mystical and mysterious young transvestite whom he meets at the festival. When Silvia runs into Vicente, a policeman who arrests transvestites and threatens them, Silvia must look towards blackmail to save herself. Compromising photos of Cato start to emerge among opposition parties and he must do all in his power to save his political career.


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