Release date22 May 2009 (2009-05-22) (Portugal) WriterJoao Pedro Rodrigues (screenplay), Rui Catalao (screenplay), Joao Rui Guerra da Mata (collaborator on screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 15, 2009 (Portugal) CastCindy Scrash, Jenny Larrue, Goncalo Ferreira De Almeida ScreenplayJoao Pedro Rodrigues, Joao Rui Guerra da Mata, Rui Catalao Similar moviesPortugal movies, Dramas
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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.
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. 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 appeared in the seventh position of Cahiers du cinema's list of best films of 2010.