Xavier returns to Lisbon after doing his compulsory military service and tries to give his life some meaning: he visits his old orphanage, meets some his old friends, attends a trial at the courthouse.
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"Desire" list: The most beautiful actor of Portuguese cinema? The emblematic figure of a generation of actors of a given period of Portuguese cinema - any of his two films with Pedro Costa and Manuel Mozos or Silva Melo's "August" confirm this sense. His beauty and acting were sustained by a sensibility in a way that only some literature could give us, as "we wandered into the (his) buried soul eyes" (Proust).