The story of how Gracinda, a young washerwoman, tries to revitalize her decadent business with the help of Chico, for whom she's in love, and her uncle, who has a fiery rivalry with Quitéria, owner of another laundry business.
The unlikely love between Luisinha, a humble girl who lives on a small pension in Lisbon, and Daniel, a wealthy aristocrat who decides to fight for the girl who loves against the prejudices of his family.
Anastácio lives in Lisbon and is fanatic for Sporting, one of the city's football teams. When the team travels to face Porto, he follows it with the family, staying in house of his friend, Mr. Barata, pretending to be rich.
Geninha and Fortunato are couple who loves music. He's a good songwriter, she sings well. Despite this, their parents hate each other and do not seem willing to allow their marriage, nor the creation of a local radio for them.
Francisco, salesman in a shoe store, is totally in love with Tatão, which sells perfume in the same street. But he is an amateur theater actor, as she hates theater and is a fan of cinema. Will this unlikely love endure?
António Lopes Ribeiro
Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Maria de Medeiros
Maria de Medeiros,
Joaquim de Almeida
For thirty years now Maria and José Ribeiro have been living on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building in one of the most exclusive districts of Paris. Everybody loves this nice couple... See full summary »
Joaquim de Almeida,
When Mr. Elias discovers that his aunt, who lives in Brazil, comes to visit him, he decides to temporarily occupy the house of a wealthy neighbor who's away so that she doesn't discover that he's not as rich as he told her.
The story of how the conflicting relationship of Eduardo and vaudeville actress Isabel is affected by the passion he feels for their neighbor, Mariana, a young overprotected, and the unexpected visit of his uncle Plácido, a moral teacher.
António Lopes Ribeiro
Gracinda, a young laundry washer, lives with her godfather, "Uncle" Jacinto, and together they run a family business, doing the laundry for residents of Lisbon in their small village in the outskirts of that city (Canecas). Unfortunately, the business is not going very well, but that changes when Gracinda decides to go to the city to try to convince Chico, "Uncle" Jacinto's son, with whom she is in love, to return to the village and give new life to the business. The village is preparing for the annual festivities and a dispute erupts between "Uncle" Jacinto and his business rival , the widow Quiteria, when each of them invites different bands to play at the same time during the party and dances.Written by
This film tells the story of Gracinda, a young laundress it manages, together with her godfather Jacinto, a wash-clothing business in a river on the outskirts of Lisbon. Directed by Chianca de Garcia, this film has script by Ramada Curto and José Gomes Ferreira, and cast led by Beatriz Costa (as Gracinda) and Manuel Santos Carvalho (as Jacinto).
Its one of most classic films of early days of Portuguese cinema, and its considered timeless and very appreciated in Portugal. Some of its scenes and songs are well-known in the country, especially "Água Fria da Ribeira", sung by Beatriz Costa, actress which will have her final consecration in this film. The film portrays realities that, at the time, were very close to people, starting with the washerwomen and the custom of washing clothes in river, something that has long ceased to be done, not only for environmental reasons but mainly for the popularization of home appliances. Therefore, this film surpasses the seventh art and turns out to be an historical document, a portrait of a society, a time and location. The ingenuity of this film, coupled with the relative inexperience of some actors with cinema (most of them is used to act in theater) make this film delicious and illustrative than were the first steps of cinema in Portugal.
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