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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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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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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
Helena Baptista .... production manager
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
Margarida Leitão .... additional editor
Carolina Martínez Urbina .... assistant editor
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
Pablo Polo .... on-line 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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This was the last film to be released in the United States by New Yorker Films.See more »

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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Fado Multinational Corporation, 7 October 2007
Author: Egberto Moreira from Portugal

As often as not art is comprehended not within the axiomatic framework of elements proposed by the artist, but within the context created by the audiences, based on their cultural boundaries and "pre-concepts". In the case of "Fados", it is clearly the aim of Saura, to the regrettable anguish of a few people, to portray a music genre which for many decades had been confined within the realms of its country of origin, Portugal. But then came the Goddess Amalia, who dared to "break the rules", taking all her wonderful energy to the four corners of our planet, and suddenly, as by a magic spell or charm, Potugal awoke, to realize that the whole world had already become aware, and ready to assimilate, what had been devalued and belittled. This music crossed the borders and influenced nations all over the world, causing astonishment in those nationals who never believed that could ever be possible, and who used to see it under the guise of a folk art manifestation, many times outside the limits of political correctness. - Saramago is more read in Spain alone, or Japan or Brazil, than in his own country (where 67% of the population never read any single book!) And most of his work only get published in Portugal after having become well accepted in other countries; his Nobel Prize is surely not due to his compatriot's acclaim or popularity - All in all to say that Fado finally may have become another matter of Portuguese delayed praise, both socially and politically (it could as well be challenged that it is still, in Portugal, a regionalized capital's possession, for some purists do not even recognize its performance outside the auspices of Lisbon's district "Bairro Alto".) But that acceptance does not justify whoops of nationalistic appropriation, for it is now, by merit and history, living in a much wider sphere, transmuted and amalgamated to suit the idiosyncrasies of all cultures that embraced it. Carlos Saura film beautifully shows how this can be so true.

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