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by Marco Martins


Alice, a child of two, mysteriously vanished from nursery school. Mario sets out on a single-minded search for his daughter. His method is very painstaking: so as not to miss any chance of picking up the child’s trace, he systematically screens and studies the video tapes recorded by the surveillance cameras situated around the city. Thousands of children’s faces are filmed, then photographed, blown up and pinned to Mario’s wall, in the hope that Alice’s face might appear.

international title: Alice
original title: Alice
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Gémini Films
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Martins
film run: 102'
release date: FR 28/09/2005, PT 06/10/2005
screenplay: Marco Martins
cast: Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, Miguel Guilherme, Ana Bustorff, Gonçalo Waddington, Carla Maciel, José Wallenstein, Laura Soveral
cinematography by: Carlos Lopes
film editing: Roberto Perpignani, João Bráz
art director: Artur Pinheiro
costumes designer: Luísa Pinto
music: Bernardo Sassetti
producer: Paulo Branco
production: Clap Filmes, RTP - Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA), Madragoa Filmes (PT), Gemini Films (FR)


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Cannes 2005Directors' Fortnight (selection), Prix Regards Jeunes

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