O Cerco (1969)

Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Portugal  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A young woman leaves her abusive husband to become the mistress of a married American living in Lisbon. He pays for her apartment, and she becomes a model. After an affair with a photographer and a small-time drug dealer, she manages to liberate herself from her dependency on male authority figures. She brings a new attitude and newfound personal freedom into her life while fighting in a society not ready to accept her views in this poignant drama.

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abuse, extramarital-affair, freedom, husband, independence, liberation, mistress, modeling, photography, women's-issues