Saint George

Saint George

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Nuno Lopes crafts a Venice prize-winning portrayal of an unemployed ex-boxer who becomes a debt collector during Portugal's economic crisis. More

"It's 2011, a year of extreme austerity and apocalyptic levels of public and private debt. Martins sets the scene with vivid images of Portugal in economic and social despair. Jorge (Lopes) is a penniless former boxer whose estranged wife is threatening to return to Brazil with their young son. His only option is to work for a debt collection agency that employs much more than polite persuasion to get results. Lopes delivers a memorable performance as a fighter who always left his aggression in the ring but must now find it, or risk losing everything." (Sydney Film Festival)

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2016112 minsPortugalPortuguese with English subtitles
Drama

Saint George | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of the Venice Horizons Award for Best Actor (Lopes), 2016 Venice Film Festival

Saint George | Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It’s undeniably well intentioned and well made but it remains to be seen whether local audiences are ready for a film that possibly confronts them with their own day-to-day reality.

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