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Year: 2009
UK: New Wave Films
Cast: Ricardo Trepa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Doria, Julia Buisel, Leonor Silveira, Filipe Vargas, Miguel Seabra, Rogerio Samora
Director: Manuel de Oliveira
Countries: Portugal / Spain / France
Language: Portuguese (English subtitles)
UK: 63 mins
UK Certificate: U contains no material likely to offend or harm
UK Release Date: 6 August 2010 (Limited Release)


Director Manuel de Oliveira's latest film is adapted from a story by Eça de Queiros.

ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLONDE-HAIRED GIRL reveals the trials and tribulations of Macario's (Ricardo Trepa) lovelife. Recounting his life story to a woman passenger he meets on a train, Macario tell this complete stranger how he falls for a young, blonde who lived opposite his uncle's Lisbon shop.

Swept up in a whirlwind romance he immediately wants to marry her, and causes a rift in his family as his uncle is against this liaison. Feeling the wrath of his uncle, who not only fires him but also shows him the door at the family home, Macario has no other choice but to leave.

Macario travels to Cape Verde where he subsequently makes his fortune. Finally winning his uncle's approval to marry his beloved, he then discovers the "singularity" of his fiancee's character.

Premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2010.

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