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In the White City (1983)

108 min | Drama

A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, describing the whiteness of the city, the solitude and the...See moreA Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, describing the whiteness of the city, the solitude and the silence. He sends his love and emptiness; she replies with love and confusion. He sends movies from his 8mm camera. Then he becomes friendly with Rosa, a chambermaid, and soon it's a love affair. He continues to send letters and movies home. His Swiss lover is hurt and angry; she sends an ultimatum. Written by See less
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Updated Feb 26, 1983

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Sep 26, 1983 (United States)

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Julia Vonderlinn
Élisa / The Swiss woman Élisa / The Swiss woman   See fewer
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José Carvalho
Le patron Le patron   See fewer
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Francisco Baião
Le voleur au couteau Le voleur au couteau   See fewer
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José Wallenstein
L'autre voleur L'autre voleur   See fewer
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Victor Costa
Le garçon du bar Le garçon du bar   See fewer
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Lídia Franco
La fille du bar La fille du bar   See fewer
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Pedro Efe
L'ami dans la taverne L'ami dans la taverne   See fewer
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Cecília Guimarães
La dame du train La dame du train   See fewer
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Joana Vicente
La jeune fille du train La jeune fille du train   See fewer
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José de Carvalho
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Paulo Branco
L'homme dans la gare (uncredited) L'homme dans la gare (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 924 votes