Embargo (film)

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Directed by António Ferreira
Produced by Tathiani Sacilotto
António Ferreira
Written by José Saramago (Novel)
Tiago Sousa (Screenplay)
Starring Filipe Costa
Cláudia Carvalho
Pedro Diogo
Fernando Taborda
José Raposo
Music by Luís Pedro Madeira
Release date
  • September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)
Running time
83 minutes
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese

Embargo is a 2010 film that is an adaptation of a tale included in the 1978 Quasi Object by the Portuguese writer José Saramago.


Nuno is a man working at a hot dog stand, who also invented a machine which promises to revolutionize the shoe industry- a foot scanner. In the middle of a gasoline embargo and finding himself in a strange predicament, Nuno becomes mysteriously confined to his car, finding his life suddenly embargoed

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