No, or the Vain Glory of Command

"Non" ou a Vã Glória de Mandar, feature film, 1990.

DIRECTED BY: Manoel de Oliveira

No, or the Vain Glory of Command

Luís Miguel Cintra (Cabrita,
Don João de Portugal),
Diogo Dória (Manuel),
Miguel Guilherme (Salvador),
Luís Lucas (Brito)

P. João Marques,
Manoel de Oliveira

Elso Roque

An educated Portuguese soldier tells the whole of Portuguese military history during his troop’s march through Africa in 1973 during the Portuguese colonial war. In a series of flashbacks, we learn about important people and events from Portuguese history and the reasons and events that brought him where he is today.

color, digital, 110 min