“Does history repeat itself? Lovers on the Border happens between two countries, between two cultures. It occurs between two times, between two catastrophes. It is made of two revenges, alike in the plan, differents in the way. Portugal and Japan, eighteenth and twenty-first centuries.”


Atsushi Funahashi: Director
Atsushi Funahashi: Writer
Rodrigo Areias: Producer
Eric Nyari: Producer
Shozo Ichiyama: Producer
Ana Moreira: Key Cast
Tasuko Emoto: Key Cast
Yuta Nakano: Key Cast
António Durães: Key Cast


  • Film Type: Feature
  • Runtime: 2 hours 18 minutes
  • Completion Date: November 10, 2018
  • Country of Origin: Portugal
  • Country of Filming: Japan, Portugal
  • Film Language: Japanese, Portuguese
  • Shooting Format: HD Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color


  • 42 Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo 2018 São Paulo
    October 23, 2018
    World premiere
  • CINERAMA IFF Balneário Camboriú
  • Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português Coimbra
  • London Independent Film Awards London
    United Kingdom
    Best International Feature Film

Distributor Information

  • Nitrato Filmes Country: Portugal Rights: Theatrical
  • João Macedo / Bando à Parte Rights: All Rights