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Laura del Sol
this film is insulting. Fado is amazing music to be savored with a glass of wine or beer in a casa de fado or bar, it is not ballet or modern dance music. Saura had to extend his flamenco ideas (flamenco can be music and dance) to fado which apparently he doesn't understand and underestimates. It is just ridiculous having lovely svelte bodies twirling around with this music, some of which, in fact, is poorly chosen. Sorry, I love Chico and Caetano, but really, in a fado film? Give me a break. I've been to fado joints up and down the length of Portugal and 90 minutes in any single one of those was better than this nearly insufferable travesty. Also, in the version I watched, the song titles were displayed, but not the artists' names. Huh? Too bad he couldn't have thought this through a bit better. Has Saura ever been to Lisbon??????
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