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The Heart's Root (A Raiz do Coração)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2001
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Melvil Poupaud, Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Melvil Poupaud, Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Melvil Poupaud, Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Melvil Poupaud, Luís Miguel Cintra, Joana Bárcia, Isabel Ruth, Melvil Poupaud
Director:Paulo Rocha, Paulo Rocha, Paulo Rocha, Paulo Rocha, Paulo Rocha
Writer:Raquel Freire, Regina Guimarães, Raquel Freire, Regina Guimarães, Raquel Freire, Regina Guimarães, Raquel Freire, Regina Guimarães, Raquel Freire, Regina Guimarães

Description: Ebullient drag queens do battle with repressive police in The Heart's Root, a fantastical film set in Lisbon. The city's protector, Saint Anthony, is the patron saint of lovers and also the inspiration behind the brides of St. Anthony, a group of transvestites that dances through the city's streets in the name of freedom and liberation. They are threatened by Cato (Luis Miguel Cintra), a self-serving mayoral candidate who pines in unrequited love for Silvia (Joana Barcia), a friend of the aforementioned transvestites and protege of the formidable madam of one of Lisbon's brothels. Meditations on pornography, religion, fascism, and sex abound.~ Rebecca Flint Marx, All Movie Guide

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