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Les Oeillets Rouges D’avril

Quinzaine 1975 | Feature film | 60mn

The film tries to answer questions asked to the observers since the 25th of April 1975 Coup. It allows the main people involved to express themselves : the Army, the leaders the farmers, the workers and even agents of the political police : the P.I.D.E., which represents pretty much what Gestapo was for France.
We have tried to understand why these agents are treated with many attentions by both the military and the political leaders. Two agents of the armed forces movement explain why the army went against its tradition, as it’s usually siding with the conservatives.
Leaders of important political organizations are telling about their doubts in the future of Portugal as it cannot be easily controlled in the present economic crisis.
But what seemed really innovative and lively to us was all that came from fishermen, farmers, workers for whom the fight for emancipation begins now, as they find out in self-administration a way to organize themselves – as Spanish workers and farmers had in 1936.
Véra Belmont

Artistic & technical sheet

Jean-Marie Estève, Philippe Gueroult

Production : STEPHAN FILMS (Paris) / DOPER FILMS (Lisbonne)