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Porto of My Childhood (2001)

Porto da Minha Infância (original title)
The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Trêpa ...
Manoel 1
Ricardo Trêpa ...
Manoel 2
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Miss Diabo
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Himself / Narrator / The Thief
José Wallenstein ...
Joel
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Chico
Nelson Freitas ...
Diogo
Jorge Loureiro ...
Casais Monteiro
António Costa ...
Rodrigues de Freitas
José Maria Vaz da Silva ...
António Silva
David Cardoso ...
Augusto Nobre
Leonor Baldaque ...
Ela
Leonor Silveira ...
Vamp
António Fonseca ...
Rufia
Nuno Sousa ...
Reis' assistant
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The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira.

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23 January 2002 (France)  »

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Das Porto meiner Kindheit  »

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Edited from Labor on the Douro River (1931) See more »

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Nachtmusik I
Composed by Emmanuel Nuñes
Performed by Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conducted by Mark Foster
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You can't go home again
23 July 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira is 103 years old. When he was 93, he made this film, a combination of documentary and drama about the city in which he grew up; then and now.

The black and white footage from the 20s contrasts with the Technicolor of today.

It is a painting, a poem, a song, all of these. It is a celebration of a city in the mind of a 93 year old. Things that seem trivial are to be understood as a product of that age.

Make no mistake, this is not his swan song, as he has made a dozen films since, and is still working.

Fascinating.


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