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by Manoel de Oliveira


Since their childhood, António, the son of a wealthy and fine family, and José, the son of a housemaid, shared everything under her watchful eye. When they grew up, their flirtations only drew them closer: António married Camila, with whom José, the Blue Bull, had always been in love. And António has Vanessa as his mistress, and she and José are partners in a shady business. But the devil never sleeps...

international title: The Uncertainty Principle
original title: O princípio da incerteza
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Gémini Films
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
film run: 131'
release date: IT 30/08/2002, FR 11/09/2002, ES 28/02/2003, PT 15/11/2002
screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira, Agustina Bessa-Luís, António Costa, Júlia Buisel, Jacques Parsi
cast: Leonor Baldaque, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth
cinematography by: Renato Berta
film editing: Manoel de Oliveira, Catherine Krassovsky
art director: Maria-José Branco
costumes designer: Isabel Branco
music: Niccolò Paganini
producer: Paulo Branco
production: Madragoa Filmes, Gémini Films, RTP - Radiotelevisão Portuguesa
distributor: Atalanta Filmes, Mikado Film (IT), Gémini Films (FR), Nirvana Films (ES)

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