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THE SWORD AND THE ROSE

by João Nicolau

synopsis

Manuel bids farewell to his routine and boards a 15th-century pirate vessel. Treason onboard triggers a series of terrible events that our protagonist overcomes while keeping his moral principles intact.

international title: The Sword and the Rose
original title: A Espada e a Rosa
country: Portugal, France
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: João Nicolau
film run: 145'
release date: PT 07/04/2011, FR 20/07/2011
screenplay: João Nicolau, Mariana Ricardo
cast: Manuel Mesquita, Joana Cunha Ferreira, Pedro Faro, Luís Lima Barreto
cinematography by: Mário Castanheira
film editing: Francisco Moreira, João Nicolau
art director: Silvia Grabowski
producer: Sandro Aguilar, Luís Urbano, Thomas Ordonneau
production: O Som e a Fúria, Shellac
backing: ICA - Istituto do cinema e do audiovisual, MEDIA Programme
distributor: O Som e a Fúria, Shellac Distribution

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