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Chaimite
(Chaimite, the fall of the Vatua Empire)

by Jorge BRUM DO CANTO

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1894-1895: The Portuguese army quells a Vátua revolt headed towards Chaimite, with Gungunhana at the head of several Zulu tribes. Young Daniel (Artur Semedo) and João Macario (Carlos Teixeira), who will soon compete for the favors of Maria (Lourdes Norberto), lend strong hands to experienced officers in this unequal battle. Taking the epic and tragic form of a western, Chaimite is, among the few colonial fictions shot under the Estado Novo, one of the most exemplary and unique. It is, thus, a founding film. Exaltation of courage and patriotism take precedence over any personal commitment. The effectiveness of the filmmaker in the action scenes is cleverly offset by a detailed analysis of the dominant and contradictory characteristics of the small colonial society. JB

  • Titre français
    Chaimite
  • Original title
    Chaimite, the fall of the Vatua Empire
  • Scénario
    Jorge BRUM DO CANTO
  • Photo
    João César DE SÀ, Aurélio RODRIGUES
  • Montage
    Jorge BRUM DO CANTO
  • Son
    Heliodoro Pires, Luís Sousa Santos
  • Musique
    Joly Braga Santos
  • Interprétation
    Jacinto Ramos, Jorge Brum do Canto, Augusto de Figueiredo, Silva Araújo, Emílio Correia, Julieta Castelo, José
  • Production
    Cinal
  • Décors
    Mário Costa
  • Ventes internationales
    Cinemateca Portuguesa, Sara MOREIRA : sara.moreira@cinemateca.pt
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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