Captains of April

Story of the 1974 coup d'état that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

A true story about the true revolution of 25th April 1974; a revolution against a repressive regime lasted 41 years, that was imposing a colonial war on its soldiers , to maintain an empire (Angola, Mozambique, Guine-Bissau, Cabo Verde, S. Tomé and Principe; the first and the last of the great colonial empires in Europe) 600 years old, since its beginning with the conquest of Ceuta in 1415 to the revolution of 1974 which led to a democratic Portugal; the most surprising fact in this revolution is that it was bloodless, no people were killed.
And like all revolutions it has its heroes, one of them was Captain Salgueiro Maia, a soldier returned from the colonies, whose convictions as well as the convictions of most of the army, was that they were fighting (since 1961) a hopeless war, and that sometimes a soldier had to disobey the orders he received.