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Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (original title)
Not Rated | | Music, Romance | 3 September 2010 (USA)
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Docu-drama about Portuguese social life in the countryside during the busy month of August

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Miguel Gomes
12 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sónia Bandeira Sónia Bandeira ... Tânia
Fábio Oliveira Fábio Oliveira ... Hélder
Andreia Santos Andreia Santos ... Lena
Armando Nunes Armando Nunes ... Gomes
Diogo Encarnação Diogo Encarnação ... Eric
Bruno Lourenço Bruno Lourenço ... Baixista
Maria Albarran Maria Albarran ... Rosa Maria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joaquim Carvalho Joaquim Carvalho ... Domingos
Emmanuelle Fèvre Emmanuelle Fèvre ... Fatima
Manuel Soares Manuel Soares ... Celestino
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Docu-drama about Portuguese social life in the countryside during the busy month of August

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Genres:

Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | French | English

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Beloved Month of August See more »

Filming Locations:

Arganil, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Portugal's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

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The filming crew is presented in the last minutes, while they undergo a nonsensical discussion about the sound recording for the outdoors scenes including music which "is not there". See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Catarina
(Valdemar Sequeira)
Performed by Filarmónica Pátria Nova de Coja
Conducted by Daniel Simões Gonçalves
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In August everything happens
6 September 2011 | by valadasSee all my reviews

In the heat of August everything happens in rural mountainous Portugal: village parties and popular dances, processions, trains and pilgrimages,karaoke sessions, flirtations and love-making, bathing in the fluvial beach, the brass bands, the rock bands shows, the challenge singings with their waggeries, the boar hunt, the jumping into the river, the forest fires and the firemen and the coming of emigrants on holidays to their birthplace to enjoy and witness all this. And all this is shown on this movie in a cocktail of meaningful images and scenes and a pot-pourri of estival love songs, adopting an indiscreet camera style, here peering into real scenes and events and there picking up natural and spontaneous conversations, dialogues and speeches. In parallel with this documentary feature the movie has also a plot that is intentionally kept somewhat in the shade and that involves a father, a daughter and a nephew who form a ball music band. Their sentimental relations with each other degenerate sometimes into conflicts. In the end of the movie we watch a curious technical discussion by the team who made it. It's a cute movie (this is the adjective that better suits it) but a good one anyway.


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