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Fatima (1997)

Fatima è uno sperduto villaggio portoghese. Qui, il 13 maggio del 1917 tre bambini, tre pastori, vedono in cielo una bellissima "Signora" che li invita a pregare e a fare ritorno nello ... See full synopsis »

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Fabrizio Costa
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Joaquim de Almeida ... Avelino de Almeida
Catarina Furtado Catarina Furtado ... Margarida
Diogo Infante Diogo Infante ... Dário
Vanessa Antunes Vanessa Antunes ... Lúcia
Vanessa Staiss Vanessa Staiss ... Jacinta
Filipe Carvalho Filipe Carvalho ... Francisco
Pedro André Carreira Pedro André Carreira ... António (as Pedro André)
Maria d'Aires Maria d'Aires ... Maria Rosa
Fernando Nascimento Fernando Nascimento ... Father Manuel
Carlos Santos Carlos Santos ... The Mayor
Randi Ingerman ... Nossa Senhora de Fátima
Omero Antonutti ... Father Luís
Francisco Brás Francisco Brás ... António Abóbora
João D'Ávila João D'Ávila ... Arcebispo de Lisboa
Sinde Filipe Sinde Filipe ... Eduardo Costa Carvalho
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Fatima è uno sperduto villaggio portoghese. Qui, il 13 maggio del 1917 tre bambini, tre pastori, vedono in cielo una bellissima "Signora" che li invita a pregare e a fare ritorno nello stesso luogo ogni giorno 13 dei sei mesi successivi. Ritenuti bugiardi e visionari da tutti, persino dai loro stessi genitori, i bambini subiscono intimidazioni e minacce, ma la loro fede nella "Signora" alla fine prevale. Su questa vicenda, ben nota a tutti i cristiani e non, si innesta la storia d'amore tra una cantante di fado e un giovane di buona famiglia.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Portugal | Italy

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatima - historia objawien See more »

Filming Locations:

Arganil, Portugal See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Version of Aparição (1991) See more »

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MARGARIDA
Composed by Mario Claudio and Marco Frisina
Performed by Misia
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Not very good
22 May 2011 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

The story of the 3 little shepherds of Fatima (Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta) is one of the most legendary and remarkable events of the 20th century, particularly from the early 20th century. It's a story I always found fascinating.

This movie is a pretty poor attempt of recreating this story. I know I've seen once a very old Portuguese movie in black and white about this story and I remember it being very good and liking it a lot. The colored English-language movie from 1952, while loyal to the story, wasn't completely satisfying. Besides, it's kinda weird to see an English-language movie which is a take on a mythical Portuguese story.

But this 1997 Portuguese movie is weaker. It has some wonderful scenario and the kids selected to portray the shepherds are alright in their acting. But the movie is a failure. There were a series of inconsistencies in the story, such as lame romances and silly fights in families over "forbidden romances". What were they thinking? This story was not the time or the place to put such ridiculous things. This also means that there are many unnecessary and pointless characters which serve no purpose to the story at all. And that narrator... couldn't they have chosen a less eccentric and irritating one?

The movie also doesn't possess the classic/old-fashioned environment and movie style a story like this should have, but that is also because it was poorly timed, that is, it was made at the wrong time. Late 90's movie style can't be compared to the style of golden ages of cinema. And I found plenty of other details that do not make sense in a story like this. Where is the loyalty to the way things happened in that time?


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