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Jose Nascimento’s first feature is a parody of paranoid film noir set in wartime Lisbon. The eponymous hero, played by Joaquim Alameida (who starred in the Tavianis’ Good Morning Babylon), investigates the case of a headless corpse found near the docks, and stumbles upon a worldwide conspiracy. Based on a character invented by journalist and novelist Reinaldo Ferreira, depicted in the film as a morphine addict, this comic spy thriller mixes Portuguese history with nostalgic cinephilia.

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