Hard Times (1988 film)

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Hard Times
Directed by João Botelho
Written by João Botelho
Charles Dickens
Starring Henrique Viana
Release date
  • 29 August 1988 (1988-08-29) (Venice)
  • 30 September 1988 (1988-09-30)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese

Hard Times (Portuguese: Tempos Difíceis) is a 1988 Portuguese film adaption of the novel by Charles Dickens, directed by João Botelho.[1][2] The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 61st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Film Festival; A Dickens Tale in Modern Portugal". NY Times. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Hard Times". Mubi. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

External links[edit]

Hard Times on IMDb