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The Art of Amália (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 8 December 2000 (USA)
Documentary about the life and art of legendary singer Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999).

Director:

Bruno de Almeida

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Cast

Credited cast:
Amália Rodrigues Amália Rodrigues ... Herself - Singer
John Ventimiglia ... Narrator (voice)
Maria de Medeiros ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Byrne ... Introduction (English version)
Eddie Fisher ... Himself - Singer (archive footage)
Alain Oulman Alain Oulman ... Himself - Composer (archive footage)
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Documentary about the life and art of legendary singer Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999).

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Taglines:

The Diva. The Legend. The Voice.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Portugal | USA

Release Date:

8 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte de Amália See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,900, 10 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,900, 10 December 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amália Rodrigues passed away a week before the completion of this documentary about her life. See more »

Connections

Features Capas Negras (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

SOUND
THE ART OF AMÁLIA (Hemisphere)"
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User Reviews

 
What a beautiful gift this film is
24 December 2000 | by getreelSee all my reviews

The lament and almost unbearable melancholy of Amalia Rodriques' music goes to a place in the soul that only music can stir. In her voice and magical presence, lies the exquisite agony of the Fado, an art form of which I was unaware until seeing this film.

For me, the success of this beautifully and lovingly crafted documentary lies in the fact that the filmmaker resists the temptation to editorialize and simply allows us to share in the magnetism and elegant passion of this icon. There seems to be an inevitable corrolation between the Portuguese Fado and American Blues.

Documentary filmmaking at its best, transports us to a previously unknown reality. and having been allowed this glimpse, we are transformed.

Abrigado, Sr.de Almeida


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