This exquisitely wrought Portuguese drama is framed by the conversation between two old flames who meet at a restaurant to remember a recently murdered friend, a film producer who had been filming an adaptation of 19th-century playwright Alexandre Herculano’s historical drama (“The Jester”).
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One can tell the film has a greatness though it uses too many common places, and clichés, and quite frankly, without the voice over, everything would be extremely confusing!! Still, the mix with literature, and the play within the play and the suspense is extremely good, but you can tell its age... whatever that means!