On the night of December 4, 1980, the Portuguese Prime Minister, the Minister of Defence and others died in a plane crash during the campaign for that year’s presidential elections, plunging the country into mourning and uncertainty. The small plane had just taken off when it crashed on a street in Camarate, a small Lisbon neighbourhood that would forever be associated with the event. Doubts have always existed about the cause of the crash and director Luis Filipe Rocha’s compelling account in this film is structured as a puzzle with many missing pieces.2000. English subtitles. Colour. Dolby stereo. 100 mins.
Plus The Suspicion/A Suspeita by Jose Miguel Ribeiro 1999. 26 mins.