World Sales: Charades

Distribution: UFO

Diamantino is a singular, unclassifiable work by a visionary directorial duo. An outstanding football player whose secret lies in his surrealistic visions on the ball, is nurtured by his two mercantile sisters, hunted for by a pair of female spies and targeted by neo-fascists who would like to clone him.

This ambitious premise could have given rise to futile frenzy, but with its football Zoolander overtones, Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s third feature is a work of relevance: a bold satire on nationalism and the search for perfection, with genetic trafficking and the migrant crisis looming in the background.


Country: Portugal, France

Year: 2018

Duration: 1hr 36

Version: Portuguese, with French and English subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Producers: Justin Taurand, Maria Joao Mayer, Daniel van Hoogstraten

Scenario: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Cinematographer: Charles Ackley Anderson

Editors: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt, Raphaelle Martin-Holger

Music: Ulysse Klotz, Adriana Holtz

Cast: Carlotto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira