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FILM-PORTUGAL/SUPERHERO
RTX16CBC
December 10, 2013
Portuguese actor Goncalo Waddington performs the role of "Capitao Falcao" (Captain Falcon) during the...
Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese actor Waddington performs the role of "Capitao Falcao" during the filming of "Capitao Falcao"...
Portuguese actor Goncalo Waddington performs the role of "Capitao Falcao" (Captain Falcon) during the filming of "Capitao Falcao" in Lisbon December 3, 2013. The Portuguese prefer not to talk, much less joke, about the 1932-1968 fascist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar - which may explain why it has taken a "superhero" to broach the topic in a big-screen comedy. The much-awaited release - in which the motorcycle-riding Falcao and his sidecar-borne sidekick the Partridge Kid fight bearded communists in red overalls armed with hammers and sickles - is due to hit Portuguese movie theatres next summer. Far from an ultra-conservative apologia, the film is a spoof designed to "exorcise some of our demons of the past by laughter", said director Joao Leitao, 32, whose crew describes Falcao as an "ultra-patriot and ultra-idiot". Picture taken December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Hugo Correia (PORTUGAL - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS)
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