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Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 August 2010 (USA)
A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Eça de Queirós (short story), Manoel de Oliveira (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Trêpa ... Macário
Catarina Wallenstein ... Luísa
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Francisco
Júlia Buisel Júlia Buisel ... D. Vilaça
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Senhora
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Himself
Glória de Matos Glória de Matos ... D. Sande
Filipe Vargas ... Amigo
Rogério Samora ... Chapéu de Palha
Miguel Guilherme Miguel Guilherme ... Faleiro
Rogério Vieira Rogério Vieira
Paulo Matos Paulo Matos ... Desconhecido
António Reis António Reis ... Cónego Savedra
Miguel Seabra Miguel Seabra ... Notário
Luís Lima Barreto Luís Lima Barreto ... Desembargador
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Storyline

On a train to the Algarve, Macário tells his story to a sympathetic woman he's just met. In flashbacks he arrives in Lisbon to work as an accountant and a broker for his uncle. From his office window, he sees a young woman, Luísa: he's intrigued and finds her beautiful; she holds a Chinese fan near her face. He arranges to meet her, and they fall in love. When he tells his uncle he wants to marry, not only does his uncle disapprove, he fires Macário who then leaves his uncle's home to live on his own. Penniless, he takes a job in Cape Verde to earn some money so Luísa and he can wed. Will she wait, and what of her peculiarities? His seatmate on the train wants the whole story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Portugal | Spain | France

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Eigenheiten einer jungen Blondine See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Ricardo Trêpa is the director's grandson See more »

Soundtracks

Arabesque No.1
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By Claude Debussy
Performed by Ana Paula Miranda
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Don't be seen to fidget
14 October 2009 | by RNQSee all my reviews

I've given this film a respectful score, if only because it is like being privileged to visit a grande dame in her home, where everything is correct and so boring you want to tell it point by point to your friends, who you hope are aware that you are not boring yourself. And I'd like to suppose the film is similarly ironic about its bland characters (a lover in the Cape Verde Islands who writes out for his young woman their physical geography, as my encyclopedia would call it). Its argument may be about the boring eternity of the upper bourgeoisie even in our world where the same fine things are now paid for in euros. But the film may fall into its own trap, as with the titles that let a conductor go seat by seat in a first-class train car checking tickets while credits very slowly appear. Viewer, your attention might stray to what may be outside the windows, but notice the lady with the pearl necklace, for she will be the perfect audience for this touching story. The best hope for irony might be a poem or two of Pessoa's, even if recited by a distinguished actor in evening dress.


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