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A Caixa Details


The human condition is examined in this Portuguese French film with opens with a warning that informs the audience that the following is not a documentary but a moral tale about the anachronisms of modern society. The story, set in an aging neighborhood filled with interesting characters, focuses upon an old blind man and his daughter. Every day, the blind one sits in a doorway sells thread and begs. The daughter spends her days ironing and complaining. Their neighborhood is not a wealthy one, and many passerby are envious of the old beggars' box of accumulated coins. It has been stolen before so the man and the daughter's boyfriend keep an eye upon it. Tragedy ensues when the box does indeed disappear. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Luis Miguel Cintra
as Blind Man
Glicinia Quartin
as Old Woman
Diogo Dória
as Friend
Isabel Ruth
as Saleswoman
Beatriz Batarda
as Daughter
Felipe Cochofel
as Son-in-Law
Sofia Alves
as Prostitute
Duarte D'Almeida
as Blind Man 2
Gilberto Goncalves
as Crippled
Jose Wallenstein
as Partner
Miguel Guilherme
as Man 1
Julia Buisel
as Naif Painter


Manoel de Oliveira
Paulo Branco
Prista Monteiro
Play Author
Manoel de Oliveira
Isabel Ruth
Composer (Music Score)
Valerie Loiseleux
Manoel de Oliveira
Isabel Branco
Production Designer
Isabel Branco
Costume Designer
Jean-Paul Mugel
Sound/Sound Designer
Prista Monteiro
Short Story Author