Chestnut Journals

2017 Drama / War

miniseries byGonçalo Galvão Teles


Augusto Milhais is an unusual survivor of the battle of La Lys. More than ten years later, this simple man tormented by the memories of war, becomes a hero on the hands of a clever journalist that puts up a big brother show on an early XX society. Used and explored till the day of his death, the heavy weight of the medals almost takes his dreams down. While his family grows, he remembers the trenches of Belgium and his days living with an unwanted fame of his deeds, as one man’s odyssey to do his duty and survive the guilt of being a hero.