A mercenary sits in silence on a chair placed in an abandoned palace in Lisbon, as if posing for a portrait. The camera watches, relentlessly, as Paulo narrates his involvement as a hired killer for special military forces during the Portuguese colonial war.
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DCP. A valid approach to the experience of History told - and that in this enunciation adds the particularity of a representation - but which, unlike Imamura, Eustache or Wang Bing before, doesn't find the formal device that values it, but only an elaborate conceptualization that is strenuously conceptualized .
Chilling. And interesting. I found that his most disturbing reminiscences were near the beginning. If you stay with it until the end, you get to see where and how he lives. His is a voice that we don't usually have access to.