Diamantino, Portugal’s (the world’s!) top football player, is gloriously dumb and sweet-hearted. However, his footie genius has a strange manifestation – every time he faces the goal, his vision fills with giant fluffy puppies bounding through pink powder. When an encounter with some refugees suddenly throws sadness into his previously unblemished psyche, he is left with a profound desire: fatherhood. Mix in some lesbian secret police investigating offshore accounts in Panama, a nationalistic plot to get Portugal to leave the EU, along with Diamantino’s psychopathic twin sisters and you have a satire that’s queer, contemporary and fantastically good fun.
In short, a joyful postmodern political fantasy.
BBFC Advice: Contains very strong language, discriminatory terms, sexualised nudity.
Running Time: 1hr 36mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt
Country of Origin: Portugal | France | Brazil
Year of release: 2019
Language(s): Portuguese with English subtitles
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