A Talking Picture

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Released 2004

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A Talking Picture

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Director:
Manoel de Oliveira
Released:
2004
Rating:
R

A Talking Picture is a 2003 drama film that revolves around a woman named Rosa Maria (Leonor Silveira) and her daughter, Maria Joana (Filipa de Almeida). Mother and daughter take a cruise from their home country Portugal to India, in order to see Rosa's husband. Every time the ship stops at a port, a new passenger boards the ship. Three of these women are Delfina (Catherine Deneuve), a French woman, Helena (Irene Pappas), a Greek woman and Francesa (Stefania Sandrelli), an Italian woman. Along with these three women, Rosa Maria and Maria Joana join the ship's captain, John Walesa (John Malkovitch) for dinner. At dinner, the captain is informed that the ship contains two time bombs. He orders all the ship's passengers to evacuate. Unfortunately, by the time the women are ready to evacuate the ship, all the life rafts have been taken. Will the women be able to safely escape the ship before the bombs explode? Watch A Talking Picture to find out.

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Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    In both its intellectual reach and the elegant simplicity of its form, A Talking Picture bears resemblance to Andrei Sokurov's "Russian Ark."

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    An honest title for a film that is almost entirely conversation. Yet its rich contemplative tone proves deceptive, for its director, Portugal's preeminent filmmaker Manoel de Olive...

  • 70

    Variety Deborah Young

    A film destined to divide Manoel de Oliveira's fans but also to win him new ones, A Talking Picture is his simplest, most linear story in memory.

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Foreign Language, Thrillers