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Pedro Costa (II)


Pedro Costa was born on December 30, 1958 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a director and writer, known for Horse Money (2014), Colossal Youth (2006) and Down to Earth (1994). See full bio »

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Known For

Horse Money Director
(2014)
Colossal Youth Director
(2006)
Down to Earth Director
(1994)
In Vanda's Room Director
(2000)

Filmography

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 2014 Horse Money
 2012 Centro Histórico (segment "Sweet Exorcism")
 2010 O nosso Homem (Short)
 2009 Change Nothing (Documentary)
 2007/I Memories (segment "The Rabbit Hunters")
 2007 State of the World (segment "Tarrafal")
 2005 Ne change rien (Short)
 2003 The End of a Love Affair (Short)
 2001 6 Bagatelas (Video short documentary)
 2001 Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Documentary)
 1997 Ossos
 1994 Down to Earth
 1989 Blood
 1984 É Tudo Invenção Nossa (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the subterranean hallways and vacant rooms in Horse Money (2014)] Most of them were shot in two different hospitals. Of course one doesn't need to think about it like this, but Ventura said, "I know a lot of hospitals, I've been there." Most places are where patients do not go, down, down, down, mainly in the biggest hospital that you see from the outside. The last one is one of the oldest ... See more »

Trivia:

Costa's films, at least since In Vanda's Room (2000), have shared certain unique characteristics: they are shot using a digital video camera, "a camera that you can buy in a supermarket," says the director; the production is collaborative, the people on screen 'playing' themselves, supplying their own words and working as an ad hoc film crew with Costa; they use real locations and whatever light ... See more »

Trademark:

Getting incredible performances out of non-actors.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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