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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.

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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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Company Credits

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

A press review of the film, entitled "Une nostalgie portugaise, Variaçoes" can be read in the French magazine "Courrier International N° 1505", Paris, 5-9-2019, p.45, ISSN: 1154-516X . 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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Good but I was expecting more
28 August 2019 | by eva_dias_ferreiraSee all my reviews

When entering the movie, I didn't know much about António Variações besides the great artist he was and his unique way of dressing. The movie shows his biography in a superficial way and focus more on the music he wrote. In my opinion, it should be more balanced with his personal life, tastes, way of thinking and feelings. Also, the movie doesn't explain how he got "Variações" since his name is António Ribeiro. I enjoyed the way they recorded and the work of the main actor, but I simply feel the need, after seeing this movie, to search more about Variações, some things that the movie couldn't explain. However, it is nice to see that there are more options in the cinema besides the same and usual movies, specially in portuguese with this quality.


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