It's the dawn of April 25, 1974, when Marco, a 25-year old Italian and his Portuguese friend Victor leave Paris on a yellow Citroen 2CV. The goal of their trip is Lisbon, which on that ...
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This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads... See full summary »
It's the dawn of April 25, 1974, when Marco, a 25-year old Italian and his Portuguese friend Victor leave Paris on a yellow Citroen 2CV. The goal of their trip is Lisbon, which on that night was freed from Europe's longest dictatorship. The two are joined by Claire, Victor's former girlfriend and University classmate, who wants to take a break from her everyday life, leaving behind her husband and baby son, to form again, even for a few days, the traveling trio with her friends. Written by
This is a classical road movie. There are three friends (two boys, Victor and Marco and one girl, Claire) who decide to go from France to Portugal to live the first days of liberty after the fall of fascist dictator Salazar. During this trip they achieve a more mature relationship and everyone of them can understand better the feelings of the others. The film is not so bad and you can enjoy yourself watching him, but I think that its problem is that the protagonists are stereotyped figures, particularly Marco and Claire. Marco, who is italian, is the classical figure of handsome boy who can love every woman he wants and he represents the desire of freedom and adventure. Claire is the figure of the emancipated girl you can imagine there were in the first half of 1970. During the journey, they live expectable situations: the car is stooped by problems, wrong ways are taken and they do not know where they are, they meet of many strange people, and so on. Victor the portuguese boy, is the more realistic figure of the film. My advise if to watch this film if you want to stay 2 hours in relax
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