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Director: LUIS GALVAO

Teles Aguas Altas, a small village in Portugal, is happy to enter the 21st century by acquiring a website. However, a multinational company in Madrid has trademarked the name for its new campaign to sell sparkling water.

Should the picturesque town shut down its site, should it fi ght the company that has patented the name, should it pay the 500,000 euros the company demands if the village keeps the site? And what about the Portuguese national elections, the international uproar and the love of Pedro, the engineer, and Concha, the high-level merchandise? This however is quickly turned in to a media circus, thus the residents of this small village who are not even sure of what internet is, are forced to defend their website and their village’s honor. While the local priest goes so far as to claim that if Jesus were alive, he’d have his own internet site. A great comedy for all ages, and as a side note, you don’t have to know or love the Internet to enjoy Dot.com.

(In Portuguese with English subtitles)

PORTUGAL • 2007 • 103 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: LUIS GALVAO