The Holy Alliance

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The Holy Alliance

The Holy Alliance

Release Date: March 19, 1980

Year    :   1980
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Director    :   Eduardo Geada
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Writers    :   Eduardo Geada, Manuel Machado da Luz, Edgar Gonsalves Preto
RunTime    :   120 mins.

In 1974, not long after the death of Portuguese dictator Salazar, who had ruled Portugal from the early '30s to the late '60s, a group of disgruntled Army officers held a coup. They were even more disgruntled when they realized how the coup was being manipulated by leftist officers to instigate genuine elections and establish a constitution for the first time in Portuguese history. Though their intent was to form a radical socialist state, circumstances prevented this, and a genuine parliamentary democracy emerged. This film explores the circumstances of a right-wing businessman during those times. The man is an old-fashioned authoritarian, whose attentiveness to the needs of his mistress, wife and son is crude where it exists at all.


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