Miguel is about to turn 7 and still hasn’t met his father for he is locked away in jail. However, he hopes that his birthday will fix the situation. Miguel lives with his mother who, out of despair, decided to rent a room from their house to the stranger asthmatic Mr. Rafael. The young boy has developed a special relationship with the man who “makes an awful noise when he breathes”, as a way to compensate for the lack of his father. By the end of this initiation ritual, Miguel’s birthday wish to meet his father comes true.

  • Duration: 65
  • Production year: 1992
  • Country: France, Portugal
  • Subtitles: Subtitles: English

João Botelho