Hard Times (1988 film)

Hard Times (Portuguese: Tempos Difíceis) is a 1988 Portuguese film adaption of the 1854 novel by Charles Dickens, directed by João Botelho. However, the story is set in modern times. [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]

Hard Times
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British theatrical poster
Directed byJoão Botelho
Written byJoão Botelho
Charles Dickens
Produced byJoão Botelho
StarringHenrique Viana
CinematographyElso Roque
Edited byJoão Botelho
Music byAntónio Pinho Vargas
Distributed byInstituto Português de Cinema (IPC)
Artificial Eye
Release dates
  • 29 August 1988 (1988-08-29) (Venice)
  • 30 September 1988 (1988-09-30)
Running time
90 minutes


See alsoEdit


  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 linksEdit

Hard Times at IMDb