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O Território (1981)

Country of Origin: Portugal
Year of Production: 1981
Running Times: 100 mins
Format: colour     35mm
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: V.O. Filmes
Executive Producers: Paulo Branco, Roger Corman
Produced by: Paulo Branco, Roger Corman, Pierre Cottrell
Production Manager: António Luís Campos

SCRIPT
Written by: Gilbert Adair, Raoul Ruiz

DIRECTION
Directed by: Raoul Ruiz
Assistant Directors: François Ede, José Nascimento

PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: Henri Alekan, Acácio de Almeida
Assistant Camera: José António, Carlos Mena
Lights: Manuel Carlos da Silva
Equipment Operator: Vasco Sequeira
Still Photographer: José Manuel Levita

EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION
Editors: Claudio Martínez, Valeria Sarmiento

MUSIC
Music by: Jorge Arriagada

SOUND
Sound: Vasco Pimentel, Joaquim Pinto

MISCELLANEOUS
Continuity: Pedro Ruivo

LOCATIONS
Locations: Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal

CAST
Isabelle Weingarten (Françoise)
Rebecca Pauly (Barbara)
Geoffrey Carey (Peter)
Jeffrey Kime
Paul Getty Jr. (guide)
Shila Turna (Linda)
Artur Semedo (indefinite man)
Camila Mora (young girl)
Ethan Stone (young boy)
José Nascimento (Prawler)
Duarte de Almeida (indefinite man's friend)
Rita Nascimento (Linda's daughter)

PLOT SUMMARY

A group of American holidaymakers on a hiking trip in Southern Europe become lost in a snowstorm. Weeks pass and the group becomes desperate, resorting to cannibalism in order to survive.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Theatrical Distributors: International Film Circuit

TIMELINE

1990
August

17: USA – theatrical release

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Le territoire – French title
The Territory - English language title

LINKS

SEE ALSO
Alive (1993)
Ravenous (1999)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Cahiers du Cinéma no.343 (January 1983) pp.52-54 (France)
review

Cahiers du Cinéma no.344 (February 1983) "Le jounaldes" insert (France)
review

Cinématographe no.86 (February 1983) pp.46-48
interview

Cinématographe no.86 (February 1983) pp.49-50
review

Film Francais no.1931 (21 January 1983) p.23 (France)
credits

Jeune Cinéma no.149 (March 1983) pp.30-33 (France)
review

Positif no.265 (March 1983) pp.63-64 (France)
review

Variety 16 March 1983 p.20 (USA)
review

KEYWORDS

cannibalism, mountains, snow, villages

 


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