O Barao de Altamira (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Countries - Portugal  |  
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The Portuguese O Barao de Altamira stars Artur Semedo as an aging aristocrat with a Don Quixote complex. When the aristocrat discovers that a castle, appropriated from Portugal hundreds of years earlier, has been reconstructed in Spain, his gorge rises. He organizes his own "army" of misfits and foul-ups to reclaim the castle. To sneak into Spain without arousing suspicions, he arranges a marriage between his daughter and the son of a Spanish mayor. In addition to playing the leading role, Artur Semedo also wrote and directed this satiric study of blindsided patriotism.

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aristocracy, castle, marriage, one-against-odds