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The story of real-life singing legend Amália Rodrigues who ruled the famous Portuguese acoustic guitar and vocals based music genre called fado.

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Credited cast:
... Amália
... Celeste Rodrigues
Ricardo Carriço ... César Seabra
... Francisco da Cruz
António Pedro Cerdeira ... Ricardo Espírito Santo
... Eduardo Ricciardi
António Montez ... Avô António
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Alves ... Namorada Francisco
Ana Araújo
Tina Barbosa ... Pedinte
José Boavida ... Jorge Soriano
Susana Cacela ... D. Teresa
Rui Cardoso
... Sebastião Lima
Ana Marta Contente ... Young Amália
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The story of real-life singing legend Amália Rodrigues who ruled the famous Portuguese acoustic guitar and vocals based music genre called fado.

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Amália - O Filme  »

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A Portuguese movie like no other!!!
25 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Amália" is probably the best Portuguese movie ever!

Since I was a little child, I listened Amália's songs (Fado), and her voice always make me think how would be her private life, both as a woman, as well as world-famous singer. "Amália" gives you a quite good image about that.

SANDRA BARATA BELO is amazing as Amália. She is very physically similar to Amália and she incorporates 100% her personality. The screenplay is very well engineered and the cinematography is spectacular!

I can't imagine this movie in another way, although it have some technical errors. For example, the Caracterization of the older Amália is a kind of exaggerated and a bit ridiculous... But that is comprehensible, we are in Portugal, and our cinema has not the evolution necessary to make it better.

However, that is not the big point. The truth is that "Amália" is a Portuguese film above average for what would be expected, and to see him, we are shown so sincere and stunningly orchestrated, the life, work and career of the greatest singer of Portuguese Fado of all time!

10 out of 10 {Especially by the boldness and courage!}


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