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Maria do Mar (1930)

Falacha is the captain of a fishing boat of Nazaré who lost part of his men in a shipwreck. Among them was the husband of Aunt Aurélia, who holds Falacha responsible for this tragedy. A few... See full summary »
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Rosa María ...
Maria do Mar - Falacha's daughter
Oliveira Martins ...
Manuel - Aurélia's son
Adelina Abranches ...
Tia Aurélia
Alves da Cunha ...
Falacha
Perpetua dos Santos ...
Falacha's Wife
Horta e Costa ...
Perú
Maria Leo ...
Maria do Mar's Friend
António Duarte ...
Lacraio
Celestino Pedroso ...
Coronel
Mário Duarte ...
Doctor
Rafael Alves ...
Oficial
Galiana Murraças ...
Fisherwoman of Nazaré
Bernardina ...
Fisherwoman of Nazaré
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Falacha is the captain of a fishing boat of Nazaré who lost part of his men in a shipwreck. Among them was the husband of Aunt Aurélia, who holds Falacha responsible for this tragedy. A few years later, Maria, Falacha's daughter, falls in love with Manuel, Aurélia's son, which makes the two young people the new Romeo and Juliet. As for Falacha, he succumbs to social pressure and commits suicide... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance

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20 May 1930 (Portugal)  »

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Maria of the Sea  »

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1.33 : 1
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Life in a small Portuguese fishing village
6 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie recently at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, as part of their series of Portuguese films. The print they showed didn't have an orchestral score, music was provided by an actual real-live pianist! The film provides an interesting view of the at-times harsh life in a Portuguese fishing village in the '30s. With a nice, not-too-dopey love story, of course. However, the thing that struck me most - why are all the men wearing mis-matched plaid clothes? Was that the fashion at that time? Had a ship from Scotland wrecked nearby and it's cargo of plaid woolens washed ashore? Anybody know about Portuguese fashions at that time?


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