Joaquim de Almeida
Titles You Haven't Rated (46)
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"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time. (imdb)
The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. (imdb)
A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.
Maria and José emigrated from Portugal 30 years ago. Ever since, they have lived in the modest lodgings of a chic apartment building in Paris, raising their now adult daughter and teenage son. When José learns he has inherited the family winery, they are elated but struggle with how to tell those around them. However, word of the big news spreads, and soon their family and friends are scrambling behind the scenes to find ways to prevent them from leaving. (imdb)
The day Jordin is suspended from school for insulting a teacher, he meets Felipa, a bookish, no-nonsense New York girl who sees past the swaggering facade. (imdb)
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return for this fifth installment of the explosive Fast and the Furious series. Brian (Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) break Dom (Diesel) out of prison, and they head to Brazil to put together a racing team to take on a drug dealer who wants to kill them. At the same time, they have to elude the capture of uncompromising federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who's been dispatched to Rio to take them down.
Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other. (imdb)
A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother (Basinger) and daughter (Theron) who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood. (imdb)
In 1965, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara resigns from his Cuban government posts to secretly make his latest attempt to spread the revolution in Bolivia. After arriving in La Paz, Bolivia late in 1966, by 1967, Che with several Cuban volunteers, have raised a small guerrilla army to take on the militarist Bolivian movement.
16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal. (imdb)
Three women, friends whose flats adjoin, prepare for dinner: Lily, single, 30, awaits Michael, an older man she is falling for; Shelly, pregnant; and, Jude, self-possessed, preparing dinner for her lover, a film director who's working late. When Shelly's husband rejects her lasagna, she heads to Jude's kitchen for a long conversation about what makes a relationship. She fears that her husband no longer finds her attractive. In Lily's kitchen, Michael takes over cooking.
A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. (imdb)
Tensions mount in an Andalusia mining town between local Spanish workers and their British employers. (imdb)
A story of political corruption involving a small town mayor and a prostitute, both investigated by a temperamental cop.
"The Lovebirds" intertwines six stories about love, friendship and survival. The film stars an international cast of American and Portuguese actors who create a colorful mix of off-beat characters that lead us through a complex labyrinth of emotions. Set in the old Romanesque city of Lisbon during the course of one night where love is the art of survival. (imdb)
In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city. (imdb)
Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide awakening, arising within all religious traditions, that moves humanity toward a deeper experience of spirituality. (Celestine Films)
A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...
A writer is interviewing prostitutes, porn stars and gigolos for her latest book. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the scholarship of the student of PHD of anthropology Rebecca finishes and she has financial problem to keep her apartment. Her neighbor and call-girl Adrianna introduces her to prostitution.
A mystery that has chosen an interesting group of people as their criminals: former soldiers who fought for their country but who feel they cannot be themselves anymore in peace time.
Four partners heist a fortune in gold ore from a North African airport & escape across the desert in a truck.
Ana lives with her husband and daughter in a small town on the beach. One day, her husband tells her that he will need to get away for a few days. The peace that she hopes will not materialize.
A Navy pilot (Wilson) is shot down over enemy territory, and struggles to survive the relentless pursuit of a ruthless secret police enforcer, a deadly tracker, and countless hostile troops. With time running out, the injured pilot's commanding officer (Hackman) goes against orders to carry out a desperate rescue mission. (20th Century Fox)
A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to survive as the minutes slip away? (imdb)
Rio de Janeiro, 1886. Actress Sarah Bernhardt performs at the city's Municipal Theater, captivating the local audience enthralled by French culture. The city is at her feet, and even the Emperor Dom Pedro II comes to pay his respects... (imdb)
Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship - which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar - and of two young army captains who were involved in it. (imdb)
Ten men of middle age, who fought alongside the Rangers, Angola, in the most violent of the war. Ten men who are bound for good and bad about this common past, and since that time, gather once a year on a restaurant which belongs to one of them...
It's life in the demimonde when a 21-year-old drifter and her bum fiancé intertwine with other sordid characters (a couple of drug addicts and a pimp) at a low-budget motel in Southern California. Before long, all their lives take an unexpected turn.
A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder. (imdb)
Dollar for the Dead (1998) - TV Movie
In this tribute to the old time spaghetti westerns with a liberal dose of modern Hong Kong film-making thrown in... (imdb)
Estória do Gato e da Lua (1997) - Short Film
A poem. A tale made of silence and complicity. Light and shadows, the charm of the night, the moon as a passion... This is a tale about someone who tried to make the dream come true. This is the tale about the cat and the moon. (imdb)
Five women, all near the wrong side of forty, face life's ups and downs together with laughter, tears, and sometimes irony. Their only imperative: live, love and live some more.
Father Anthony is a priest beloved of the people of Vila Daires, a peaceful land of the north. But Father Antonio is also a man, and Vila Daires is not as quiet as it seems. When his fate intersects with that of Lena, Father will also be forced to confront his own demons.
Nostromo (1996) - TV Mini-Series
A sweeping, 3-part adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel about a fractionalized South American country, a much-coveted silver mine, and a simple stevedore who's drafted into helping the mine owner save its riches.
Antonio Banderas stars as the Mariachi without a name in this much anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 1992 hit, El Mariachi. This time the Mariachi (Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican druglords, Bucho (De Almeida), showdown. (Sony)
Portugal 1938. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of the Lisboa, an unaffiliated evening paper. There is civil war in Spain and the fascists are in power in Portugal, but he concerns himself only with his work and ignores what is going on around him. He hires Monteiro Rossi, an idealistic young man in love with a beautiful communist, as an assistant. He reluctantly helps them when they begin to get into trouble due to subversive activities. Eventually events force him to take a stand. (imdb)
Extremely bad days of poor Miguel Martins who has a blocked mind that gives no out-put and a row with a co-worker in the office. His half-dressed ex-wife is quarrelling with her present boy-friend when he visits her and the encounter is resulted in an even hotter quarrel between the two men. (imdb)
Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N B-R-A-D-L-E-Y... (imdb)
When his mentor Admiral James Greer (Jones) becomes gravely ill, Jack Ryan (Ford) is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. His first assignment: investigate the murder of one of the President's friends, a prominent U.S. businessman with secret ties to Colombian drug cartels. Unbeknownst to Ryan, the CIA has already dispatched a deadly field operative (Dafoe) to lead a paramilitary force against the Colombian drug lords. Caught in the crossfire, Ryan takes matters into his own hands, risking his career and life for the only cause he still believes in-the truth. (Paramount)
The pulse of life, feelings and types of relationships.
The US tried to occupy Nicaragua in 1927. General Cesar Augusto Sandino and his guerrillas begin armed resistance. (imdb)
It is 1620, and the young King of Spain (Gabino Diego) is technically a married man, because the great churchmen have conducted a grand public wedding ceremony joining him with a wife. However, as the real rulers of the state, they have perversely kept him completely innocent in matters of sex, so that his marriage remains unconsummated... (All Movie Guide)
Sarah has settled into a more or less normal life in Milan after her lover, a much-wanted terrorist, left the scene. Her life becomes complicated indeed when she becomes aware that he is about to return. The difficulty is that not only is she aware of this, but the police and various underworld groups are also. How is she to protect her own life under the circumstances, much less keep her lover from falling prey to the various traps that are being set for him?
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes... (imdb)
Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins an affair. All of this comes together to create problems when he is asked to help revolutionaries kidnap a diplomat. (imdb)