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by Marco Martins


In 2011 Portugal began the so-called "year of the Troika" (EU, IMF and ECB budget cuts and economic restructuring), with the level of debt among the Portuguese people reaching staggering amounts and a growing number of families and companies unable to repay their installment loans. Jorge is an unemployed boxer on the verge of losing his son and his wife, who has decided to return to Brazil. As a means of paying off his debt and persuading his wife to remain in Portugal, Jorge accepts a job with a debt-collection agency, which will drag him into a world of violence and crime.

international title: Saint George
original title: São Jorge
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Marco Martins
film run: 112'
release date: PT 3/11/2016
screenplay: Marco Martins, Ricardo Adolfo
cast: Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, Mariana Nunes, Gonçalo Waddington
cinematography by: Carlos Lopes
producer: François D'Artemare, Maria João Mayer
production: Filmes do Tejo, Les Films de l'Après-midi


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2016
Orizzonti, Best Actor (Nuno Lopes)

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