Celebrated Portuguese auteur João Pedro Rodrigues (To Die Like a Man) enlists a group of musclemen for this brilliant and idiosyncratic inquiry into his country’s centuries-old fascination with the legendary king Afonso Henriques.
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I wish all history lessons could be this sexy. Honestly though, it's very meta bringing in galician strippers to do a short about the identity of our first king, but its also kind of out-of-the-box in a good way. There's lust and interest in analysing these men that makes you forget about the King and how he may have looked.