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The Art of Amália (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 8 December 2000 (USA)
Documentary about the life and art of legendary singer Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999).




Credited cast:
Amália Rodrigues ...
Herself - Singer
Narrator (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Introduction (English version)
Himself - Singer (archive footage)
Alain Oulman ...
Himself - Composer (archive footage)


Documentary about the life and art of legendary singer Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999).

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Release Date:

8 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Arte de Amália  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,900, 10 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,900, 10 December 2000
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Amália Rodrigues passed away a week before the completion of this documentary about her life. See more »


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More of a scrapbook than a documentary
2 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have been a fan of Amalia Rodrigues for about ten years, completely taken by her voice, her presence and the poetry of fado. This documentary does showcase her beautiful voice--and her fabulously dramatic looks--while giving a chronology of her many accomplishments over more than fifty years.

But I have to confess that I was a little disappointed in this film as well. While it does give us a few insights into her life, in particular the deep depression that she fell into in the mid-70's, it leaves out most of her personal life and all of the political controversies that surrounded her. While I can understand her reluctance to put all of her life on display, I wish the film makers had coaxed her into revealing even a little more.

Even so, the movie is a great introduction to her fiercely beautiful singing. Having seen her sing I now realize how much I have missed by merely listening to her in the past. By all means go see for yourself.

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