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Julia, a young woman haunted by her inner demon of depression, joins a helpline service to ease the emotional pain of others and give some meaning to her own life, without realizing she might be the one in most need of help.

  • Luis Lobato Macedo
    Unexpected Confrontation (2019)
  • Luis Lobato Macedo
    Unexpected Confrontation (2019)
  • Luis Lobato Macedo
    Unexpected Confrontation (2019)
  • Luis Lobato Macedo
    Key Cast
  • Catarina Lavadinho
    Key Cast
  • Beto Coville
    Key Cast
    "Director of Operations"
  • Mariana Pedrosa
    Key Cast
    "H.R. Director"
  • Matilde Bismarck
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Linha de Apoio
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  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    750 EUR
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Luis Lobato Macedo

Luis L. Macedo is a Producer, Director, Actor, and Screenwriter based in Lisbon, Portugal. He fits the profile of the balanced entrepreneur, both focused on the artistic perspective and the financial sustenance of every film he has been involved in. Confessed admirer of Sir Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan's work, he tries to merge hard realism with intriguing imagination, adding a personal flavour to each production. "Confronto Inesperado" ("Unexpected Confrontation") is his debut feature film, in a roll of over a dozen projects he has been developing for over a decade. His following project: "Helpline".

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"In Cinema, Images have to speak for themselves."

"Tired of remakes and movies without content."