Film "Ordem Moral" is based on real facts

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Ordem Moral, a film based on real facts, tells the story of a woman that stood against an epoch good morals and escaped to live with the love of her life. In 1918, Maria Adelaide Coelho da Cunha, Portuguese socialite and heiress of Eduardo Coelho, founder of the major daily newspaper Diário de Notícias, abandons the luxury life she was living and decides to join her lover, a family chauffer, and 26 years younger than her.

To say that this altered her life completely is an understatement; she was committed to a psychiatric hospital and her lover was sent to prison for four years.

Her story inspired this film Ordem Moral, directed by Mário Barroso.