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Forget Everything I've Told You (2002)

Esquece Tudo O Que Te Disse (original title)
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Messias, the husband, a dentist, almost magician. Felizbela, the beautiful wife, almost happy. Joana, the daughter, almost a singer, and Nuts, her boyfriend, almost a filmmaker. Finally the... See full summary »


António Ferreira
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Custódia Gallego ... Felizbela
António Capelo António Capelo ... Messias
Amélia Corôa Amélia Corôa ... Bárbara
Fernando Taborda ... Tobias
Alexandre Pinto ... Pankas
Cleia Almeida ... Joana
Alexandra Rosa Alexandra Rosa ... Celeste
Jorge Piña Jorge Piña ... Domingo
Estrela Novais Estrela Novais ... Mãe de Bárbara
João Cabral João Cabral ... Pai de Bárbara
Lucinda Loureiro Lucinda Loureiro ... Mãe de Pankas
José Diogo José Diogo ... Pai de Pankas
Luís Pavão Luís Pavão ... Médico Tobias
Margarida Lopes Margarida Lopes ... Esteticista (as Margarida Lopes)
Dörte Schneider Dörte Schneider ... Tatiana


Messias, the husband, a dentist, almost magician. Felizbela, the beautiful wife, almost happy. Joana, the daughter, almost a singer, and Nuts, her boyfriend, almost a filmmaker. Finally the grand father Tobias, a shepherd, almost immortal. Five characters, five stories, one film: FORGET EVERYTHING I'VE TOLD YOU. Written by zed filmes

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

27 December 2002 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Forget Everything I've Told You See more »

Filming Locations:

Alcochete, Setúbal, Portugal See more »


Box Office


EUR695,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Felizbela runs away from the house, crying, the rain falls only in one half of the set. See more »

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A lovely surprise
12 January 2003 | by fiozinhoSee all my reviews

A very subtle and accomplished Portuguese comedy drama, directed with a light touch by young António Ferreira. It's the story of a dysfunctional family, with the father and mother both hitting mid-life crises at precisely the same time. She wants some magic in her life, and seeks it from him; he wants some in his life and seeks it from ... well ... magic. Throw into this vortex of dissatisfaction a punk daughter, an ailing grandfather, a troubled niece with a penchant for arson and a goat and you have the recipe for a very enjoyable ride. There's neat editing and good use of music, and Ferreira's direction of his actors is excellent: Custódia Gallego and António Capelo are smashing in the main roles and there's a touching performance from veteran Fernando Taborda as the grandfather in the winter of his life. All in all, 'Esquece ...' is simply a lovely little film.

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