It's the sort of darkly absurd scenario the Coen Brothers would think of: A hotdog salesman dreams up an invention to revolutionize the footwear industry but can't get out of his car to sell it. Welcome to António Ferreira's Embargo.
Nuno is a man working at a hotdog 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 tries desparately to sell his machine, obsessing for
the success that would help him get the things he wants out of life.
When Nuno is mysteriously confined to his car, he misses the once in a
lifetime chance to finally produce his invention, finding his life
The film has just had its premiere at Fantasporto and you can check a very fun - and English subtitled - trailer below.
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