João Pedro Rodrigues
P, FRA 2009
134 min

Tonia, a veteran transsexual in Lisbon's drag shows, watches the world around her crumble. The competition from younger artists threatens her star status. Under pressure from her young boyfriend Rosário to assume her female identity, the sex change operation that will transform her into a woman, Tonia struggles against her deeply-held religious convictions. If, on the one hand, she wants to be the woman that Rosário so desires, on the other, she knows that before God she can never be that woman. And her son, whom she abandoned when he was a child, now a deserter, comes looking for her. Tonia discovers that she's ill. To get away from all her troubles she travels to the countryside with Rosário, on the excuse of visiting his brother. Rosário takes the road of his childhood but will never find the right way. Lost, they find themselves in an enchanted forest, a magical world where they come across the enigmatic Maria Bakker and her friend Paula. And that meeting will turn their whole world on its head ...

  • Fernando Santos - Tonia
  • Alexander David - Rosário
  • Gonçalo Ferreira de Almeida - Maria Bakker
  • Chandra Malatitch - Zé Maria
  • Jenny Larrue - Jenny
  • Cindy Scrash - Irene
  • Rui Catalão
  • João Pedro Rodrigues
  • João Rui Guerra da Mata
  • Rui Poças
  • Nuno Carvalho
  • João Pedro Rodrigues
  • Rui Mourão
  • João Rui Guerra da Mata
  • Patrícia Dória
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