Longe Daqui (1993)

Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Portugal   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The spirit of the open road carries away the protagonists in this cheerful film. After buying a 1957 Ford Fairlane (the first year cars had "fins") Manuel and his friend Artur (Felipe Cochofel and Antonio Pedro Figueiredo) are out just driving around for the sheer fun of it. Of course, it's a very old car, so sometime during the evening, it breaks down. At sunrise, they open the hood and try to get it going again, but meet with no success until Vitor (Canto e Castro), a local beekeeper, notices their plight. He used to be a mechanic, and he has no problem getting the car running again. He is an elderly fellow with a heart condition, but the car evokes in him a yearning to go out on the road with the younger men and look up a friend of his. Manuel and Artur agree to this quite cheerfully, and their good spirits don't diminish much when the old man quietly dies while in the car with them. At this point, their adventures are far from over, and they still have Vitor's friend to look up...