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O Leão da Estrela (1947)

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.

Director:

Arthur Duarte

Writers:

João Bastos (dialogue), João Bastos (poems) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
António Silva António Silva ... Anastácio
Milú ... Jujú - a filha do Anastácio
Maria Eugénia Maria Eugénia ... Branca
Erico Braga Erico Braga ... Mr. Barata
Laura Alves Laura Alves ... Rosa - a criada do Anastácio
Curado Ribeiro Curado Ribeiro ... Eduardo Barata - o filho do Barata
Maria Olguim Maria Olguim ... Carlota
Cremilda de Oliveira Cremilda de Oliveira ... Sra. Barata
Tony D'Algy ... Comandante
Óscar Acúrcio Óscar Acúrcio ... Filipinho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Artur Agostinho Artur Agostinho ... Miguel - o motorista
Holbeche Bastos Holbeche Bastos
Alda de Aguiar Alda de Aguiar
Regina Montenegro Regina Montenegro ... Senhora
Pedro Moutinho Pedro Moutinho
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Storyline

Anastacio, a football fan supporting the Sporting Club, meets the Baratas while on vacation with his family. They make friends and when Anastacio, his wife and two kids decide to travel from Lisbon to Porto to attend the Invicta/Sporting soccer game, The Baratas invite them in their home. What they do not know is that Anastacio is not a nouveau riche like them and when Juju, Anastacio's daughter falls in love with Eduardo, the Baratas'son, things get complicated... Written by Guy Bellinger

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football | rivalry | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

21 November 1947 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lion of the Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Estrela, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tobis Portuguesa See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A football match, a family trip to Oporto, a funloving Story
5 November 2000 | by Landgirl-2See all my reviews

One of great marks of Portuguese Film industry, this is a great and a simply funny story, reviewing a political era, when football was just entertainment. Filled with funny situations and presenting the cast of an era, represents family and social life in Portugal at that time. Strongly recommended, go and learn portuguese so that you can't miss a thing. Two thumbs up!!


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