Morrer Como um Homem
To Die Like a Man

João Pedro Rodrigues

Portugal/France, Drama, 2009
134 min, 35mm, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Tonia is a transsexual star in the Lisbon club world. She is juggling a needy, junkie boyfriend; competition from a new black, drag sensation; her psychopathic, soldier son; and, worst of all, the physical and emotional ravages of age. Her body is rejecting the various surgical and hormonal transformations that made her famous, a fact made evident by the brutal representations of its physical deterioration. Her body seems to insist that her life lived as a woman must end in her dying like a man, but nothing is as simple as it seems. The film blends surrealism with realism to paint a complex psychological portrait. Official selection by the Cinefondation for the Atelier of Cannes Film Festival 2007 and for Un Certain Regard during Cannes 2009.


Regional Premiere


Joao_Pedro_Rodrigues__webJoão Pedro Rodrigues was born in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. His first short film, Parabéns! was awarded a Special Jury Mention in the 54th Venice International Film Festival. His other features include O Fantasma and Two Drifters.




Producer: Maria João Sigalho
Production Companies: Rosa Filmes, Ad Vitam Production
Screenwriter: João Pedro Rodrigues, Rui Catalão
Cinematographer: Rui Poças
Editor: João Pedro Rodrigues, Rui Mourão
Sound Design: Nuno Carvalho, Jean-Pierre Laforce
Music: Bonnie Tyler, Gonçalo Ferreira De Almeida, Alexander David, Fernando Santos, Cindy Scrash, Baby Dee
Cast: Fernando Santos, Alexander David, Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida, Chandra Malatitch, Jenny Larrue
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Morrer como um homem


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