The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough... See full summary »

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(as Manuel de Oliveira)

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(script) (as Manuel de Oliveira), (screenplay) (as Manuel de Oliveira) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nascimento Fernandes ...
Vital dos Santos ...
António Palma ...
Armando Pedro ...
Horácio Silva ...
António Santos ...
António Soares ...
Feliciano David ...
Manuel Sousa ...
'Filófofo' (as Manuel de Sousa)
Antonio Melo Pereira ...
'Batatinhas' (as António Pereira)
Rafael Mota ...
Américo Botelho ...
Fernanda Matos ...
Terezinha
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The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough" by stealing a doll in a shop. Carlitos soon has a crush on Terezinha, the only girl in the group. The trouble is that Eduardo, the gang boss, is also in love with the pretty girl. And he will not allow any rival to challenge him. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Family

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18 December 1942 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Aniki Bobo  »

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Budget:

PTE 750,000 (estimated)
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(Tobis-Klangfilm)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. He would not renew the experience until 21 years later. See more »

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Featured in Viagem Até Casa (2011) See more »

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Magical Neorealism
11 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film has something magical. I saw it a long time ago at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro and it remained stuck in my memory. I remember the scenes of poor children playing in the streets of Porto (Portugal), there are little games and love and sometimes a song underlines some scenes (if I remember it right). It's about innocence (not innocence the way Hollywood sees it) and life melding harmoniously together. I could see "Aniki Bobó" only once and I would really like to see it again. There are no VHS or DVD copies released and that's a shame.

It's Portuguese neorealism with subtle surreal and fantasy bits. A real masterpiece. Please, someone release this film on DVD.


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