20.13: Purgatory

Synopsis: Mozambique, 24th of December 1969, a Portuguese army patrol return to headquarters bringing in a prisoner. A few hours later, he is found dead in his cell. Who killed him? and why? tensions...
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Director(s): Joaquim Leitão
  1 nomination.
114 min

what I want to tell you

is that victory is close at hand...

- Oscar, bravo, juliet, can you hear me?

- Let's get going.

I don't want the column to stretch out.

If it wasn't for my consideration

for our Lieutenant,

I would have knifed him good already.

He'd be bleeding like a pig.

And then you could make

one of those marks, in your handle.

Like our Captain.

Alfa, charlie, bravo, over!


- Happy holidays, Merry Christmas!

- Happy holidays.

Thanks. You too.

Can you hear me?

Alfa, charlie, bravo, over!

- I can hear you!

- Sir! Sir!

- Alfa, charlie, bravo!

- I read you!

We've got a man down

who needs to be evacuated.

Can we talk a little?

Just the two of us?

Not now.

I've got some business to handle.

I really can't.

Do you mind doing the honours?

Of course, Sir...

But don't go far. I might need you.

Well, any wounded?

I didn't understand very well.

I think there's only one.

- Did you find out who?

- No, Sir.

What's their position?

We're... 2 km from base.

Oscar, delta, juliet, over!

Alfa, charlie, bravo, over!

We're 2 km from base. Over.

I'm not waiting round here doing nothing.

Let's get going.

Merry Christmas...

It was during the night.

You woke up with gunshots.

There was an exchange of fire,

but you're not sure with whom,

because it was dark

and you only saw the sparks.

That's about it, isn't it?

Those are the facts.

But only Lito can explain

how everything began and why,

because he was on watch.


he was injured right at the beginning

and couldn't tell us anything.

I didn't ask him either.

I have no doubt you acted

with the best of intentions,

and even showed a certain

amount of leadership.

But you're an officer of the Portuguese

army, not a boy scout leader.

You shouldn't be satisfied

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