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Paulo Rocha (I) (1935–2012)

Paulo Rocha was born on December 22, 1935 in Porto, Portugal. He was a director and producer, known for A Ilha dos Amores (1982), Se Eu Fosse Ladrão, Roubava (2013) and The Heart's Root (2000). He died on December 29, 2012 in Porto. See full bio »


(age 77) in Porto, Portugal

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A Ilha dos Amores
The Heart's Root
The Heart's Root Director
The Green Years
The Green Years Director


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 2004 Vanity
 2001 As Sereias (Documentary short)
 1998 River of Gold
 1993-1995 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1987 O Desejado
 1984 A Ilha de Moraes (Documentary)
 1972 A Pousada das Chagas (Short)
 1966 Mudar de Vida
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Abandoned Lisbon Law School to dedicate himself to the movies, and founded Cine-Clube de Lisboa (CCC) with Nuno de Bragança, João Bénard da Costa, Pedro Tamen and Alberto Vaz da Silva. In 1962, concluded his studies at IDHEC, Paris, France, but he says he learned more watching time and again Jean Renoir and 'Kenzo Mizoguchi' films than in academic film studies.

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