The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks later, Monroe is disappeared but has left the unfinished film. Winter decides to stay, because he is fascinated of the city and the Portuguese singer Teresa, and he starts to record the sound of the film. At the same time Monroe cruises through the city with a camcorder and tries to catch unseen pictures. Later they meet and Winter convinces Monroe of finishing the film.
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Did You Know?
"Ah não ser eu toda a gente e toda a parte!". This phrase (roughly translated as "Would I be everybody and everywhere!"), written in one of the walls of the house where Winter's staying, is the last verse of "Ode Triunfal", a poem by Álvaro de Campos, one of the three main heteronyms of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. See more
In Lisbon, Mr. Winter reads a loving air mail post card received from Teresa, touring with her musical group, Madredeus in Brazil [at around 1:09:29]. The card shows Rio and Sugarloaf Mountain. However the card is postmarked May (possibly June) 7, 1994 in Portugal. See more
Listen. You have to guess what this is.
[makes sound of horse running
A horse! He's afraid!
He's running very fast! He's galloping!
Right. And who is always on a horse?
Right. And now...
[makes sound of lighting a match
Featured in The Sound of Lisbon Story
Music by Irmin Schmidt
Performed by Irmin Schmidt
Courtesy of SPOON - RECORDS U.K. Ltd. & SPOON - MUSIK, H. Schmidt K.G. See more