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Lisbon Story (1994)

PG | | Drama, Music | 12 May 1995 (Portugal)
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 ... See full summary »

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Wim Wenders

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Wim Wenders
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rüdiger Vogler ... Phillip Winter
Patrick Bauchau ... Friedrich Monroe
Vasco Sequeira Vasco Sequeira ... Truck Driver
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Barber
Viriato Jose da Silva Viriato Jose da Silva ... Shoemaker
João Canijo João Canijo ... Crook
Ricardo Colares Ricardo Colares ... Ricardo
Joel Cunha Ferreira Joel Cunha Ferreira ...
Sofia Bénard da Costa Sofia Bénard da Costa ... Sofia
Vera Cunha Rocha Vera Cunha Rocha ... Vera
Elisabete Cunha Rocha Elisabete Cunha Rocha ... Beta
Teresa Salgueiro ... Herself (Madredeus)
Pedro Ayres Magalhães Pedro Ayres Magalhães ... Himself (Madredeus)
Rodrigo Leão Rodrigo Leão ... Himself (Madredeus)
Gabriel Gomes Gabriel Gomes ... Himself (Madredeus)
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Storyline

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. Written by Christoph Blendinger <blendi@iam.uni-bonn.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language and brief smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | Portugal

Language:

English | Portuguese | German

Release Date:

12 May 1995 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Lisbonne Story See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally intended to be a pure promotional documentary about Lisbon comissioned by the city. Director Wim Wenders added some fictional components to the film and created a story with a thin and simple plot line. See more »

Goofs

When Philipp Winter finds Friedrich Monroe's book by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa, he is amused that a poet should be called "nobody". However, "Pessoa" in Portuguese means "person". See more »

Quotes

Phillip Winter: Listen. You have to guess what this is.
[makes sound of horse running]
Beta: A horse! He's afraid!
: Yeah, horse!
Vera: That's it!
Sofia: He's running very fast! He's galloping!
Phillip Winter: Right. And who is always on a horse?
: A cowboy.
Phillip Winter: Right. And now...
[makes sound of lighting a match]
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The Sound of Lisbon Story (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

CEU DA MOURARIA
Lyrics and music by Pedro Ayres Magalhaes
Performed by Madredeus
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A very pleasant film
4 April 2006 | by karl_consiglioSee all my reviews

I watched this movie a few days ago with the strong impression of having seen it before. Anyway my first impression as it started was great because I felt as lost as the personality on the screen and I am sure that was Wender's intention. We are first and foremost lost in translation as we are lost as tourists on the road to Lisbon. We are children once again. This film is marvelous. Definitely my favorite Wenders movie to date. It captures almost all the things which never cease to fascinate me such as the arts, music, travel, women, friendships, poetry......love. A pure example of how much more valuable it is to open the heart rather than the mind. A wonderful introduction to the music of Madredeus and definitely a great advertisement to visit Portugal which was already in my agenda.


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