Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition.
Director: Manoel de Oliveira.
Cast: Luis Miguel Cintra, Diogo Doria, Miguel Guilherme, Luis Lucas, Carlos Gomes, Antonio S. Lopes, Mateus Lorena, Lola Forner, Raul Fraire, Ruy de Carvalho, Teresa Menezes.
Portugal, Spain, France, 1990.
|/ 'Non', ou A Va Gloria de Mandar / No, or the Vain Glory of Command.