Director: Susana de Sousa Dias
Original title: 48
Country: Portugal
Year of release: 2009
Runtime: 93 minutes
Colour: Black and white
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Projection format: DigiBeta PAL

Producer: Ansgar Schaefer
Writer: Susana de Sousa Dias
Camera: O. E. Santo
Editing: S. Dias
Sound: A. Carvalho
Music: A Dias

1 arrest 2 interrogation, imprisonment 3 photographs: inner monologues 4 a suffocating audio track 5 the anthropometrics of political opponents 6 experiment transformed into an ethical attack 7 visual standards of mug shot: front-view, profile 8 regime supported by church, army, corporations, secret police 9 film of photographs a somnambulant gateway to cruel reality 10 a purely aesthetic film presenting the stories of political prisoners 20 The silent dictator Salazar ruled Portugal and its colonies for 48 years - the director takes testimony of years of imprisonment, as told by victims of the regime, and innovatively combines it with photographs from the archives of the secret police, the PIDE.


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