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A Dama do Cine Shanghai (1987)

Real estate broker and former boxer enters an old cinema in the decadent downtown São Paulo and meets an intriguing and mysterious woman, very much alike the leading lady of the film. He ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maitê Proença ... Suzana
Antônio Fagundes ... Lucas
José Lewgoy ... Linus
Jorge Dória Jorge Dória ... Velho
José Mayer José Mayer ... Bolívar
Miguel Falabella Miguel Falabella ... Lana
Paulo Villaça Paulo Villaça ... Desdino
Sérgio Mamberti Sérgio Mamberti ... Stan
Matilde Mastrangi Matilde Mastrangi ... Secretary
Imara Reis Imara Reis ... Carmem / Sabrina / Lila Van / Inês Helena
John Doo John Doo ... Chuang
Julio Levy Julio Levy ... Dum Dum
Júlio Calasso Júlio Calasso ... Bira
Regina Rheda Regina Rheda ... Freira
João Bourbonnais João Bourbonnais ... Reporter
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Real estate broker and former boxer enters an old cinema in the decadent downtown São Paulo and meets an intriguing and mysterious woman, very much alike the leading lady of the film. He gets involved with her and her problems and in no time is being accused of a crime. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

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1987 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema See more »

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Mystery and great cinematography
17 November 2015 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

Cinematography is particularly great, impressive! Many different angles and camera movements are successfully tried in brilliant frames. All actors also do a great job. Pace is not always the same, sometimes the film is not as entertaining as in other moments, but this is a very nice Brazilian noir thriller anyway. Congratulations for director and writer Guilherme de Almeida Prado. The screenplay is smart and imaginative, and so is the end of the film. In the final credits it is said that this is a B movie, but it's far from reality, as this is an artistically very careful production. Maitê Proença's beauty adds another nice ingredient to the air of mystery. There are some references to Orson Welles's "The Lady from Shanghai", from which it almost borrows the title.


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