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Lives Adrift (1956)

Vidas Sem Rumo (original title)
Meia-Lua used to be a sailor, but he now makes a poor living smuggling. He is a cynical man, who doesn't care for Ana or for the child they had together. He lives with the beautiful Marlene... See full summary »

Director:

Manuel Guimarães

Writers:

Manuel Guimarães (screenplay), Alves Redol (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milú ... Gaivota
Eugénio Salvador Eugénio Salvador ... Pardal
Madalena Sotto Madalena Sotto ... Marlene
Jacinto Ramos Jacinto Ramos ... Journalist / Narrator
Artur Semedo Artur Semedo ... Meia-Lua
Manuel Correia Manuel Correia ... Vossa Senhoria
Maria Olguim Maria Olguim ... Baloons peddler
Luís Filipe Luís Filipe ... Violin player
Jose Vitor Jose Vitor ... (as José Victor)
Jaime Zenóglio Jaime Zenóglio ... Tramp
Viana de Almeida Viana de Almeida ... Negro
Artur Rodrigues Artur Rodrigues
Berta Fernandes Berta Fernandes ... Fortune-teller
Dórdio Guimarães Dórdio Guimarães ... Young man
Almeida Santos Almeida Santos
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Storyline

Meia-Lua used to be a sailor, but he now makes a poor living smuggling. He is a cynical man, who doesn't care for Ana or for the child they had together. He lives with the beautiful Marlene who dances in the bars. Gull spends her whole days lulling a doll in her arms, and she waits for her love that will rise from the depths of the sea. The deaf musician Sparrow watches over her, in his despaired love and long-held wish of becoming a sea captain. There is a dispute down the piers, there is a crime that might be just an accident, there is a bad conscience that turns sour, there is a boat full of poor wretches like a rocking lullaby, a baby that passes from arms to arms, a clumsy beggar that finds some work, a courthouse of tramps... From this expressionist account that has unexpected comical moments, the censors from Salazar's regime cut away 20 minutes that were never to be found again. Written by Marfilmes

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

12 September 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Lives Adrift See more »

Filming Locations:

Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pró-Filmes See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The official censorship imposed so many cuts to the film that director Manuel Guimarães was forced to add scenes and the character of a Journalist (Jacinto Ramos) doubling as on-screen Narrator, in a long and difficult complete re-editing of the film. The film was restored in 2007 with a running time of circa 74 minutes, but the pre-censorship director's cut is deemed to be lost. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Abel Escoto: Fragmentos de Vida e Obra (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Harmonium solos
By Manos Alexandres
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