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14 July 2009  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Variety

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Giving the term Centurion a different slant, Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira shows that 100 is the new 50 when it comes to directing, as he picks up a brand new project The Strange Case of Angelica, at nearly 101 years old.

A Strange Case Of Angelica (like a Portugese girl cousin of The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) will be set in the 1950s, and will follow a photographer tasked with photographing a dead girl for her hotelier parents, taken from a script written by Oliveira way back in 1952.

Not to be confused with some chump change retirement project, the film is likely to be made to a budget in excess of 2.5 million Euros and will be filmed in his native Portugal from December when he hits the big One-Oh-One.

Maybe he'll even get a birthday card from the Queen!


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