1h 40min | Drama | 1992 (Portugal)
Xavier returns to Lisbon after doing his compulsory military service and tries to give his life some meaning: he visits his old orphanage, meets some his old friends, attends a trial at the courthouse.
The story of Xavier Alves, a twenty-something aimlessly wandering through Lisbon looking for something to change in his life, was written for the poised presence of its lead Pedro Hestnes, and the fact that practically everything important that befalls him takes place off-screen is, more than a sign of production troubles, the theme itself of the picture: the passive stasis that even the simplest change in Xavier’s life is unable to alter, as if he is fated to always be waiting for something to happen.
Director: Manuel Mozos
Writers: Manuel Mozos, Jorge Silva Melo
Stars: Pedro Hestnes, Cristina Carvalhal, José Meireles
Release Date: 1992 (Portugal)