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Labor on the Douro River (1931)

Douro, Faina Fluvial (original title)
A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira
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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

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Country:

Portugal

Release Date:

19 September 1931 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Douro, lavoro fluviale See more »

Filming Locations:

Farol, Foz do Douro, Portugal See more »

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Silent

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Portuguese censorship visa # A.D.391 delivered on 1934. See more »

Connections

Edited into Porto of My Childhood (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Litanies du feu et de la mer
Composed by Emmanuel Nunes
Played on the piano by Alice Ader
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The story of a working town.
15 November 2001 | by sibisi73See all my reviews

Oliveira's first film, shot around the harbour in Oporto, Portugal, is an avant-garde series of images of the fishermen and assorted workers of the town. Although there are obvious influences from other 'art' films of the time, it isn't simply a montage of unrelated images, but a vision of a working town, even with so much as a narrative thread running through. The version I have seen (at the London Film Festival 2001) was overseen by the director himself with a new score by Emmanuel Nunes. It is a pounding, vibrant 18 minutes, despite it's limitations.


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