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Odete

Fortnight 2005, Feature film, 1h41

Synopsis

Odete works in a hypermarket in Lisbon. She dreams of having a child with her boyfriend, Alberto, who works in the same hypermarket as a night watchman. But when Odete tells him about her desire for a child, Alberto runs away. Left alone, Odete becomes obsessed with her dream. Two youths, Pedro and Rui, are kissing outside a bar. They have been together for a year now and exchange engagement rings and oaths of love. Pedro goes home by car and Rui returns to the bar where he works at night. A few streets away, and a few minutes later, Pedro has a car accident. He dies in the arms of Rui, who comes running to help him. Rui, forlorn and hopeless, loses the desire to live. But the love between Pedro and Rui is eternal. Strangely, their destiny will meet that of Odete, who is summoned by Pedro’s ghost.

Director

João Pedro Rodrigues

Born in Lisbon in 1966, João Pedro Rodrigues graduated from the Lisbon Film School and worked as assistant director and assistant editor on several features and shorts. His first feature, O Fantasma, won several prizes in festivals.

Ana Cristina de Oliveira
Carloto Cotta
João Carreira
Nuno Gil
Teresa Madruga

Screenplay
João Pedro Rodrigues, Paulo Rebelo

Image
Rui Poças

Sound
Nuno Carvalho

Editing
Paulo Rebelo

Music
Frank Beauvais

Set decoration
João Rui Guerra Da Mata

Production : Rosa Filmes Largo Maria Isabel Aboim Inglês 2-b Lisbonne 1400-244 Portugal tél: + 351 21 303 18 10 fax: + 351 21 303 18 19 rosafilmes@rosafilmes.pt presse: Chloé Lorenzi 177 rue du Temple 75003 Paris mob : +33(0)6 08 16 60 26 lorenzi.chloe@wanadoo.fr presse internationale : McDonald & Rutter à Cannes : +33 (0)4 97 06 51 34 à Londres : 44 20 76 37 26 00 jonathan@mcdonaldrutter.com

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