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Arena

Arena
International title Arena
Section 47 edición - Sección Oficial Cortometrajes
Country Portugal
Year 2009
Running time 16
Director João Salaviza
Screenplay João Salaviza
Film Editing João Salaviza
Photography Vasco Viana
Production Maria João Mayer
Production design Nadia Henriques
Cast Carlo Cotta (Mauro), Rodrigo Madeira (Alemao), Claudio Rosa, Rafael Sardo
Producer

Filmes do Tejo II

Distribution Company

Filmes do Tejo II

Synopsis

One warm, boring afternoon, Mauro is tattooing himself while on home arrest. A group of teenagers break into his house, beat him up and rob him. He faces the inevitable dilemma: to go after them, or to stay put and carry out his sentence.

Director bio

Born in February, 1984, João Salaviza is a Portuguese actor and film director. His film, Arena, won the Palme d’Or for the best short at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.