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No, or the Vain Glory of Command

1990

No, or the Vain Glory of Command Poster
  • No Oliveira film occupies so many different registers: contemporary war-film realism; grand-scale reconstructions of historic battles, reminiscent of Laurence Olivier's Agincourt in Henry V; and the pantomime-like evocation of Camoëns' Island of Love, mythology decked out in lavish baroque tableaux vivants, with the nymph Thetis descending from the skies in a conch shell drawn by swans.

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