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Velhos Sao Os Trapos

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In a combined fiction and documentary style, director Monique Rutler looks at attitudes toward aging in the elderly population of the down-and-out in Lisbon. In one of two stories, an old man survives by selling rags, until one day he is hit by a car and has to be taken to a hospital. Once there, his response to the medical treatment is quite different than his response to the way he is treated. In the other story, an older couple meet in...more

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