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The Courtyard of the Ballads (1942)

O Pátio das Cantigas (original title)
This classic of Portuguese cinema depicts the friendships and rivalries of the inhabitants of a square in downtown Lisbon, where exists a spirit of familiarity between neighbors.

Director:

Francisco Ribeiro (as Ribeirinho)

Writers:

António Lopes Ribeiro (screenplay), Francisco Ribeiro (screenplay) (as Ribeirinho) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria das Neves Maria das Neves ... Ms. Rosa
Vasco Santana ... Narciso
António Silva ... Evaristo
Laura Alves Laura Alves ... Celeste
Barroso Lopes Barroso Lopes ... João Magrinho
Carlos Otero ... Alfredo
Antonio Vilar ... Carlos Bonito
Maria Paula Maria Paula ... Amália
Graça Maria Graça Maria ... Suzana
João Silva João Silva ... Heitor
Carlos Alves Carlos Alves ... Engenhocas
Eliezer Kamenesky Eliezer Kamenesky ... Boris Gunov
Regina Montenegro Regina Montenegro ... Ms. Margarida
Armando Machado Armando Machado ... Ernesto Marcos
Reginaldo Duarte Reginaldo Duarte ... Vicente Marcos
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A portrait of the relations between neighbours in a Lisbon courtyard. A story made of small episodes of humour, friendship, rivalry, love and Written by Jose Luis Alves <jlalves@ip.pt>

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Comedy | Musical

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Narciso: [looks to Evaristo] Ó Evaristo, tens cá disto?
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Referenced in God's Comedy (1995) See more »

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A masterpiece!
1 February 2002 | by BB_GiRlSee all my reviews

This is one of the most hilarious films ever made in Portugal. It's full of those little jokes everybody remembers, even today! The actors transformed this, rather simple story, into a masterpiece! This movie is a definite "must see".


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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 January 1942 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Courtyard of the Ballads See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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