In the White City (1983)

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Alternative titles

  • Dans la ville blanche Original
  • Na Vila Branca Working
  • En la ciudad blanca Alternative
  • In der weißen Stadt Alternative
  • A Cidade Branca Alternative


About a mechanic on a freight ship, who goes ashore at Lisbon and stays on in the town, meeting a waitress in a dockside bar. He makes a Super-8mm film of his stay and sends it to his wife - an epistolary and filmic triangular relationship ensues.

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