Lines of Wellington

Lines of Wellington

DVD - 2014 | Portuguese
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In 1810 Lisbon quakes before the impending invasion of Napoleonic forces led by Marshal Massena. Portuguese and English troops, led by the Duke of Wellington, rebuff the French, but at a terrible cost endured by peasants and aristocrats alike.
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement, [2014]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (151 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Cinematographer, Andre Szankowski ; music, Jorge Arriagada ; editors, Valeria Sarmiento, Luca Alverdi.
Performers: John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, Marisa Paredes, Melvil Poupaud.
Audience: Not rated by the MPAA
Language Note: In English, Portuguese, and French, with English subtitles ; close-captioned
UPC: 857692005055
Call Number: DVD FOREIGN L
Alternative Title: Two laps


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Sep 02, 2016

Middle of the road movie about the 1810 push by the French army into Portugal.

More of a drama than a war film, I kept losing interest in the six or eight plot lines that wound around this 2.5 hour movie.

John Malkovich's scenes seem like they were shot somewhere else from the rest of the movie, perhaps while on a break from some other movie shoot. The rest of the mainly Portuguese cast were adequate to their task.

I just wanted more action - and a better visual of the Lines of Torres Vedras than I saw on screen.


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