6.7/10
160
3 user 1 critic

El milagro de Candeal (2004)

Reviews
3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With the advent of democracy in Chile, a general amnesty for prisoners of non violent crime is enacted. Angel Santiago, a young man determined to avenge the abuse he suffered in prison, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Abel Ayala, Miranda Bodenhofer
Calle 54 (2000)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A film featuring performances of several stars of the Latin Jazz music scene.

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Michel Camilo, Tito Puente, Arturo O'Farrill
Chico & Rita (2010)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Fernando Tielve, Aida Folch, Ariadna Gil
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Only Trueba's imagination could have conceived bringing together flamenco singer Diego "Cigala" and the Cuban-born Bebo Valdés to make this interesting concert, recorded live

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Javier Colina, Diego El Cigala, Niño Josele
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

American writer in Paris is hired to do a script for an edgy young director he can't stand. When he falls in love with the director's cold and manipulative pretty sister, his life starts to unravel and he realizes that he's been used.

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson, Anémone
Belle Epoque (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz
Opera Prima (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Boy meets girl. Matias meets Violeta, his cousin ("prima") one morning in Madrid at the Plaza de Opera. He is twenty-five. She is 18. He's a divorced journalist trying to write a thriller. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Óscar Ladoire, Paula Molina, Antonio Resines
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú, Verónica Forqué
Two Much (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young gallerist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother.

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Carlinhos Brown ...
Himself
Bebo Valdés ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dona Angelina
Felipe de Souza
Gilberto Gil ...
Himself
Patricia Marchesini
César Mendes
Marisa Monte
Mestre Pintado do Bongó
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

song | singing | singer | musician | brazil | See All (9) »

Genres:

Music | Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Candeal csodája  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A beautiful documentary
30 December 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is in no way a commercial movie with the classical set-up of scenario, characters and scenes. It's just a documentary about Bebo Valdés traveling to San Salvador de Bahia in search of his ancestors' cultural inheritance. All the film long Bebo meets some people like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and, of course, Carlinhos Brown and his friends and neighbors at Candeal in Bahia. Nice meetings between nice people.

The film is about the effort made by Carlinhos to teach the Candeal youngsters to play drums and dance, to help their district to get over the misery, and all over the background of afro music in Bahia.

I found some dialogs quite amusing, because you can see a Brazilian character speaking Portuguese to a Cuban character who replies in Spanish, and they get on very well!

I enjoyed also the musical performances of Carlinhos and Bebo, and also the Candeal band, who have a very strong sense of rhythm.

If you are interested in Brazilian music or Yoruba culture, I'd truly recommend this film to you.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
todo el respeto vamonosatomos
Discuss El milagro de Candeal (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page