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Variações: Guardian Angel (2019)

Variações (original title)
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A biopic about António Variações, a famous Portuguese pop rock singer from the 80s who died from AIDS-related complications in 1984.

Director:

João Maia

Writers:

João Maia, Karen Sztajnberg (screenwriter) (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sérgio Praia ... António Variações
Filipe Duarte ... Fernando Ataíde
Victoria Guerra ... Rosa Maria
Augusto Madeira Augusto Madeira ... Luis Vitta
Teresa Madruga Teresa Madruga ... Deolinda de Jesus
Eric da Silva ... Jelle
Tomás Alves ... José António
Fernando Pires ... Frederico
José Raposo ... Mário Martins
Diogo Branco Diogo Branco ... Jorge
Filipe Albuquerque Filipe Albuquerque ... Renato
Miguel Raposo Miguel Raposo ... Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Afonso Lagarto ... Carlos Barbosa
João Nunes de Azevedo João Nunes de Azevedo ... António (12 anos)
João Melo João Melo ... Jaime Ribeiro
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A biopic about António Variações, a famous Portuguese pop rock singer from the 80s who died from AIDS-related complications in 1984.

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese | English | Dutch

Release Date:

22 August 2019 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Variações: Guardian Angel See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,638,712
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Production Co:

DAVID & GOLIAS See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (Dolby Surround 7.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most wardrobe are original designs and not copies by Patrícia Dória, based on the overall style of António Variações. See more »

Quotes

António Variações: We are like family
Rosa Maria: A somewhat dysfunctional family
António Variações: It's what we got!
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"Variações" is a love letter to Portuguese cinema
25 August 2019 | by CinemaAmazingSee all my reviews

Portuguese cinema had a great evolution in this decade. Movies such as "La Cage Dorée", "Blood of My Blood", "Parque Mayer" or "Jogo de Damas" are some of the films that prove it. "Variações" joins this list and brings something new that few films bring with them: a love letter to the cinema. Although the budget in Portugal is small it is amazing how they can create films of this large size. João Maia was fantastic as a director as well as a screenwriter, the cinematography is very effective, a wardrobe that could have been better invested, but a great and fabulous makeup and hair styling. Sérgio Praia's performance is praiseworthy and deserves all the awards and a few more, I even dare to say that he should be the first Portuguese actor to compete for the Oscar nominations. Between "Parque Mayer" and "Variações" I don't know which one can compete for the nomination for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. But one thing is for sure this movie will make our Portuguese people cry.


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