Capitão Falcão (2015)64K
Capitão Falcão: Directed by João Leitão. With Gonçalo Waddington, David Chan Cordeiro, José Pinto, Miguel Guilherme. Follows Portugal’s first fascist superhero: the ultra patriotic Captain Falcon!
“When I decided to watch Capitão Falcão, I had had the opportunity to realize there was a very positive feedback on this movie from some friends and acquaintances over the internet. Nevertheless, one is always a bit suspicious when it comes to a popular Portuguese film – donu0026#39;t get me wrong, there can be very good cinema in Portugal! – that doesnu0026#39;t let down.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis film is a satire, basically portraying the good and true Portuguese as a person of value, that loves their family, acts fervently towards any patriotic action and that is totally against Communism and its ideology. For a Portuguese who knows well the history around the dictatorship practiced in Portugal with António de Oliveira Salazar, like the most of us, it becomes even more shocking, although in a very funny way, how some individuals could manage to get a comedy out of what really happened. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMoreover, this movie is genuinely funny; there are crazy moves, fights, outrageous lines and even recreations from our childhood.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn conclusion, and although I can not consider it to be a perfect film, it is a true breath of fresh air when it pertains to the Portuguese film industry that also shows we are perfectly capable of laughing of ourselves and, more importantly, leave the cinema thinking, at least for once – Iu0026#39;m so glad Iu0026#39;m Portuguese!”