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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 Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Fantasporto, Montréal World Film Festival, Valladolid Film Festival, Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo, Lund Fantastik Film Festival

Extra Contents

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

Director's Filmography

- The Dead Queen (Pedro & Inês), 2018

- Posfácio nas Confecções Canhão, short, 2012

- Embargo, 2010

- Deus Não Quis, short, 2007

- Humanos - A vida em Variações, documentary, 2006

- Esquece Tudo o Que Disse, 2002

- Respirar - Debaixo D'Água, short, 2000

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