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António Ferreira


Inspired by the Nobel Prize winner Saramago, Embargo tells the story of Nuno, a man who works in a sandwich stand, but who is also the man who invented a machine which promises to revolutionize the shoe industry. In a time of a petrol embargo, Nuno finds himself in a sinister situation. Blinded by the promise of success and his obsession with achieving his goals in life, he tries desperately to sell his machine. He is mysteriously trapped in his own car and misses the once in a lifetime opportunity to finally present this invention to the world and his life is suddenly embargoed…


Filipe Costa, Cláudia Carvalho, Pedro Diogo, José Raposo, Fernando Taborda


Writers: José Saramago, Tiago Sousa; Composer: Luís Pedro Madeira; Cinematographer: Paulo Castilho, António Ferreira; Editors: António Ferreira, Tiago Sousa


Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival, Montréal World Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival

Extra Contents

1 - Embargado (Short film) | 2 - Clapperboard (Claquete) | 3 - On Set

Director's Filmography

- The Dead Queen (Pedro & Inês), 2018

- Posfácio at the Clothing Factory, short, 2012

- Embargo, 2010

- It Wasn't God's Will, short, 2007

- Humanos - A vida em Variações, documentary, 2006

- Esquece Tudo o Que Disse, 2002

- Breathing Under Water, short, 2000

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