Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - France, Portugal  |  
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Set in 1949 Portugal when the country was under strict right-wing government, this drama follows the flight of a 19-year-old political fugitive and the resourceful but mysterious older man who agrees to help him get out of the country. The precise reasons why young Andre, who was involved with a revolutionary movement, was put into prison is never clarified. After his escape from prison, Andre is introduced to the button-down Lambaca. He is not what Andre was expecting, and he does not completely trust the gun-toting Lambaca, but with everything to lose -- including the fortune in cash he carries upon him -- the youth has no choice but to follow him. As the difficult trek into the north continues, Andre's trepidation mounts.

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captive, captor, escape, friendship, fugitive, generation-gap, on-the-run, prison, revolution