Hay Road

Synopsis: This is the story of a man who after living over ten years isolated away from his country, returns to avenge His brother's death. Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau, he is translating 'Civil Disobedience' into Portuguese. The action is set between 1908 and 1910, between the assassination of the Portuguese King and Prince and the creation of the Portuguese Republic, an era where anarchists who fight against the monarchy often cross the path of burglars. On a country where corruption is set, the state representatives try to rob, arrest and kill innocents. The main character faces the tyranny of the state and tries to save the rest of his family. But this is a country where nothing changes.
Director(s): Rodrigo Areias
  6 wins & 16 nominations.
90 min

I just want to be on my way.

According to Article 10 of Chapter 9

of "The Duelling Code",

you have the right

to choose your weapon.

Or you may use your own,

if you so wish.

Choose your weapon!

If you leave me no choice,

mine is already loaded.

You have to the right to choose

the place of combat.

Right here will do.

No. It must be on flat land.

One, two, three...

four, five, six, seven, eight...

nine, ten.

According to The Duelling Code,

when one of the participants is not killed,

but merely wounded,

he has the right to revenge.

I'm sorry, but I don't intend to kill you.

So what can I get you?

A glass of wine.

What brings you to these parts?

I'm a shepherd.

So where are your sheep then?

I'm looking for them.

Some of them were stolen

when they killed my brother.

The others have been found

and retained by the King's officers.

Where are you from?

Covas da Serra.

So you're Antnio Carneiro's son?

That's right.

I knew you when you were just a lad.

But there are so many bandits

around nowadays.

Weren't you a priest?

And I thought you went to America, too.

I was never ordained as a priest.

So now you've come back

to this damned place to get into trouble?

I had to come

and settle my brother's debt.

Apparently he was killed by a gang.

Watch what you say, son.

The walls have ears.

Unfortunately, things aren't

what they used to be.

You can't even trust the King's men now.

Yesterday I had the pleasure

of meeting Bacelo.

He wanted me to pay a toll to pass.

But he regretted it.


Things are really different nowadays.

You'll still be crossing

Pimenta's land today.

Keep your money!

And this one's on me,

in memory of your brother.

Thanks very much.

Good morning.

Good morning.

My name is Alberto Carneiro.

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