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O Crime do Padre Amaro (2005)

An young priest commits a crime when he falls in love with a beautiful and troubled woman.

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Corrula ...
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Nicolau Breyner ...
Father Dias
Glória Férias ...
Joaneira
Ana Bustorff ...
Gertrudes
Cláudia Semedo ...
Carolina
Nuno Melo ...
José Eduardo
Margarida Miranda ...
Beatriz
Hugo Sequeira ...
Quimbé
João Lagarto ...
Father Brito
José Wallenstein ...
Father Natário
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Libaninho
Rui Unas ...
Alex
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Gustavo
Ruy de Carvalho ...
Abbot Cortegaça
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An young priest commits a crime when he falls in love with a beautiful and troubled woman.

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27 October 2005 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Тайна отца Амару  »

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€1,477,671 (estimated)
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Originally produced to be a 180-minute mini-series with four episodes, was then re-edited to become a feature with a theatrical release. See more »

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Version of El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002) See more »

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Simply awful
26 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

The script is extremely poor, the acting is lamentable, the soundtrack is annoying. This film is an incredibly poor adaptation of Eca's book, which unsuccessfully tries to transpose it to the 21st century. It simply doesn't work - not because it is not possible to adapt Eca's classic to a modern environment, but simply because nothing in the film works: the twists are predictable, it heavily relies on conventionally-beautiful naked body and simulated sex and on clichés (such as the gay characters, the gangsters). The plots and characters are disjointed. It tries to portray a multicultural modern Portugal, but the attempt is also flawed, leaving the viewer lost.


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