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A Culpa


This is one of the first political satires by a Portuguese director (Antonio Victorino D'Almeida) after the 1974 coup that overthrew Salazar. Among the director's targets is a member of Salazar's secret police who is neurotic about stepping in doggie-do. D'Almeida also gives a drubbing to a family that symbolizes the ruling elite: the patriarch has a non-job as a member of parliament. The sons in the family range from the propaganda-spouting youngest, who may not understand what Marx is about, to the...more