|To Die like a Man|
|Directed by||João Pedro Rodrigues|
|Written by||João Pedro Rodrigues|
|Produced by|| Maria João Sigalho |
To Die like a Man (Portuguese : Morrer Como Um Homem) is a 2009 Portuguese drama film directed by João Pedro Rodrigues, produced by the production company Rosa Filmes.
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It competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.It was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards but it didn't make the final shortlist.
Critical reception has been mixed. Variety.com's Leslie Felperin stated that he disliked the film's excessive running time (138'), that too much of the time is taken up by music and singing, feeling that the movie and storyline were unremarkable. 's list of the best films of 2010. Keith Uhlich of Time Out New York named To Die Like a Man the seventh-best film of 2011, calling it a "quiet heartbreaker."However, the movie was voted "Best Undistributed Film" of 2009 in the Village Voice's 10th Annual Film Critics' Poll. "A fabulously sad fable about a Fado-singing, pooch-pampering trannie growing old, [To Die Like a Man] is also a piece of lyrical, playful, unpredictable filmmaking," wrote film critic J. Hoberman. The film seventh on Cahiers du cinéma
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