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Pereira Declares

portugal journalist totalitarianism moral dilemma 1930s salazar anti-fascism

Pereira Declares

Release Date: April 06, 1995

Year    :   1995
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Instituto Português da Arte Cinematográfica e Audiovisual, Mikado Film, K.G Productions, Fábrica de Imagens, Presidenzia del Consiglio del Ministri-Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, Jean Vigo International
Director    :   Roberto Faenza
Producers    :   Elda Ferri, Michèle Ray-Gavras, Bruno Ridolfi, José Mazeda, Camilo Castelo Branco, Pedro Bento, Isabel Silva, Paolo Venditti, Cristina Mascarenhas, Ana Figueira, Giulio Cestari, Gianna Bellavia, Maria Grazia Pasini, Mónica Lopes, Rita Gaspar
Writers    :   Roberto Faenza, Antonio Tabucchi, Antonio Tabucchi, Sergio Vecchio
RunTime    :   104 mins.

Lisbon, 1938. Mr. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of an evening paper. Although fascism is on the rise in Europe, like in nearby civil war Spain or even inside Portugal itself in the form of Salazar's regime, Pereira only concerns himself with writing bios and translating French novels. Things change after he hires a young writer as his assistant, getting to know also his girlfriend – both opponents to the regime – and reluctantly helps them when they begin to get in trouble for subversive activities. Eventually, he's forced to take a stand...

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