Portugal, 1950. In the desolate landscape of the South, battered by the wind, by misery and hunger, sudden violence erupts: a succession of cold-blooded murders occur over a single night. Why? What’s the origin of these crimes?
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Digital. Acácio de Almeida's black & white "fine" cinematography and a very vulgar (very "old") actors' pretending to make a political theater, in a film with a stereotyped discursivity because of its aesthetic premises. The Alentejo doesn't exist here, although much strived for its typical iconography and musicality - the Alentejo singing is in the soundtrack just because. A production of contents.
Very good photography in a film that sincerely captures the essence of Alentejo during the 50s. The struggle of poor people to get things to eat and a desperately search for a job in a dry land that hardly gives you something.