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The Fifth Empire

O Quinto Império - Ontem Como Hoje

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira
Portugal, France, 2004


A drama about a young Portuguese king hoping to unite his troubled nation by embarking on a foreign adventure, Oliveira pushes his minimalist style as far as it can go. The result is a static, talky film that doesn’t merely acknowledge the story’s roots as a stage play, but foregrounds them.

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