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Os Maias: Cenas da Vida Romântica (2014)

The tragedy and comedy in Carlo's life begins, grows and ends like the tragedy and comedy of Portugal. In the company of his close friend, João da Ega, allegedly a brilliant writer, Carlos,... See full summary »

Director:

João Botelho

Writers:

João Botelho (story), Eça de Queirós (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graciano Dias ... Carlos da Maia
Maria Flor ... Maria Eduarda
João Perry João Perry ... Afonso da Maia
Pedro Inês ... João da Ega
Hugo Mestre Amaro ... Dâmaso Salcede
Maria João Pinho ... Condessa de Gouvarinho
Adriano Luz ... Conde de Gouvarinho
Filipe Vargas ... Manuel Vilaça
Marcello Urgeghe Marcello Urgeghe ... Craft
Pedro Lacerda ... Tomás de Alencar
Rita Blanco ... D. Maria da Cunha
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Sr. Guimarães
André Gonçalves André Gonçalves ... Castro Gomes
Jorge Vaz de Carvalho Jorge Vaz de Carvalho ... Narrador
Paulo Betti Paulo Betti ... Narrador (voice)
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Storyline

The tragedy and comedy in Carlo's life begins, grows and ends like the tragedy and comedy of Portugal. In the company of his close friend, João da Ega, allegedly a brilliant writer, Carlos, with his idle existence as an aristocratic doctor, spends his time to enjoying friends and lovers. Until he falls in love. She is a new character in this revolutionary novel. It's a vertiginous passion that goes beyond that past gloominess to reach a new and darker abyss, incest. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Alternate Versions

The film was also presented in a mini series of 4 episodes with a few additional scenes. See more »

Soundtracks

Fado do Vimioso
(folk quatrains)
Text registered by César das Neves
Written by Maria Joana Figueiredo
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8 October 2014 | by andrealvesfigueiredoSee all my reviews

I expected to watch a movie that depicted, apart from the Romantic and Tragic story of the Maias family, the social life, the city of Lisbon, the houses, streets... you get the point. I have read the book, so I knew what I should expect in those aspects. Boy was I wrong. I don't even think I watched a movie to begin with. I would characterize this more like a theater play. The streets, landscapes and window views were all (I mean ALL) made of what looked like cardboard paintings. It is obvious that the movie had a very, very low budget. On the upside, It had some quality comedy mixed with the drama that goes with the story, however, that doesn't make the movie less painful to watch.


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Country:

Portugal | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Maia Ailesi: Romantik Yaşamdan Sahneler See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Color:

Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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