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Fados -- A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

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6 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture. | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Carlos Saura Bound for ‘Argentina’ (Exclusive)
 (From Variety - Film News. 21 May 2013, 6:00 AM, PDT)

Fados
 (From Scorecard Review. 29 May 2009, 12:07 AM, PDT)

400 Screens, 400 Blows - A Song and a Push
 (From Cinematical. 16 April 2009, 5:03 PM, PDT)

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awful film, mostly great music See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Chico Buarque de Hollanda ... Himself
Camané ... Himself
Carlos do Carmo ... Himself

Lila Downs ... Herself
Toni Garrido ... Himself
Lura ... Herself
Alfredo Marceneiro ... Himself (archive footage)
Mariza ... Herself
Miguel Poveda ... Himself
Amália Rodrigues ... Herself (archive footage)
Argentina Santos ... Herself
Ana Sofia Varela ... Herself

Caetano Veloso ... Himself

Directed by
Carlos Saura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ivan Dias 
Carlos Saura 

Produced by
Ivan Dias .... producer
Luís Galvão Teles .... producer
Antonio Saura .... producer
José Velasco .... producer
 
Cinematography by
José Luis López-Linares 
Eduardo Serra 
 
Film Editing by
Julia Juaniz 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Saura 
 
Makeup Department
Carolina Madera .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leslie Calvo .... production manager
Mariana Erijimovich .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel Fernández Pinedo .... second assistant director
Ângela Sequeira .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Daniel Bekerman .... sound
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Cardeira .... first assistant camera
João Tiago Costa .... camera operator
Sonia Eguren .... second assistant camera
Iana Ferreira .... first assistant camera
Ramiro Sabell hijo .... video assist
Miguel Sales Lopes .... camera operator
Jesús Villafáñez .... gaffer (as Jesús Villafáñez González)
 
Casting Department
Raúl Pérez Pacheco .... extras casting
Ángela Martín Suárez-Infiesta .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
Margarida Leitão .... additional editor
Carolina Martínez Urbina .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Aarón Arce Pozueta .... administrative assistant
Nathy Fonseca .... production coordinator
Israel García Fernández .... systems administrator
Mariana Koenders .... production coordinator
Curro Muñoz .... main and end titles
 

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USA:90 min | Argentina:93 min | Canada:85 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
awful film, mostly great music, 22 October 2009
Author: mquinn-4 from United States

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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