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São Jorge (Saint George)
Portugal’s dire economic situation has featured in recent films from the country. Director Marco Martins’ SAINT GEORGE continues that trend to impressively stark effect. Reunited with actor Nuno Lopes, Martins tells the gloom-laden story of a former boxer Jorge, who turns to debt collecting as the only way to raise money to stop his family from leaving the country. He works for a company, which has bought the debts of ordinary working folk who have defaulted on their loans and connects him with honest working folk laid low by the country’s economic situation.
2016 / Portuguese dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 112 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Adult References, Adult Themes, Brief Sex, Brief Nudity, Strong Language and Violence
Director: Marco Martins
Producer: Maria João Mayer, François D’Artemare
Scriptwriter: Ricardo Adolfo, Marco Martins
DOP: Carlos Lopes
Editor: Mariana Gaivão
Composer: Nuno Malo, Rafael Toral, Hugo Leitão
Cast: Nuno Lopes, Mariana Nunes, David Semedo, José Raposo, Jean-Pierre Martins