Interview with a has-been boxing champion «who could have been great», probing, and soul revealing.

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Complete credited cast:
Belarmino Fragoso ...
Himself - a boxer
Jean Pierre Gebler ...
Himself - a saxophone baritone
Maria Teresa de Noronha ...
Herself - Fado singer (as Teresa N. Bastos)
Bernardo Moreira ...
Himself - a contrabass
Júlia Buisel ...
Herself - Fado singer (as Maria Júlia Büisel)
Maria Amélia Fragoso ...
Herself - Belarmino's wife
Ana Paula Fragoso ...
Herself - Belarmino's daughter
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Former boxing champion Belarmino answers a psychological facing the camera in close-up. Then the camera follows him in his daily routine, at home with his family, oggling the women and working as doorman to a night-club, as well as the of training and boxing sessions. Written by Artemis-9

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Belarmino the boxer, the wretch
16 July 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

A biographic movie in a documentary style portraying the life of Belarmino Fragoso a Portuguese boxing champion of the fifties and sixties of last century with he himself doing his own character. It develops itself in an interview with the protagonist intersected by scenes of his present (at the date of the movie) and past life. He talks about himself in the patois of the uneducated lisboners trying to explain how the box business was at the time an industry of exploitation of poor illiterate people who had nothing else to sell than his physical brute force. However he talks with self-satisfaction and belief in his own abilities to face life despite the fact that he is already practically finished as boxer and doesn't have any aptitude to do anything else. He makes a very interesting character and the movie is solidly directed.


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