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A Canção de Lisboa (2016)

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How happy and proud they are those two ladies back in Oporto! Thanks to them, their bright nephew can study medicine in Lisbon and may already have become a doctor. Little do they know, not... See full summary »


Pedro Varela


José Cottinelli Telmo (from an original screenplay by), Pedro Varela (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
César Mourão César Mourão ... Vasco
Luana Martau Luana Martau ... Alice
Miguel Guilherme Miguel Guilherme ... José Caetano
Marcus Majella Marcus Majella ... Murilo
Maria Vieira Maria Vieira ... Maria José
São José Lapa São José Lapa ... Margot
Carla Vasconcelos Carla Vasconcelos ... Sónia
Dinarte de Freitas ... Rui
Dmitry Bogomolov Dmitry Bogomolov ... Ivan
Ruy de Carvalho Ruy de Carvalho ... Professor de Anatomia
Nuria Mencía ... Ivone
Jani Zhao ... Aluna
António Durães António Durães ... Professor
Rita Lello Rita Lello ... Professora
David Chan Cordeiro David Chan Cordeiro ... Professor Zoo


How happy and proud they are those two ladies back in Oporto! Thanks to them, their bright nephew can study medicine in Lisbon and may already have become a doctor. Little do they know, not only Vasco wastes all his time drinking, dancing and picking up girls but he has just failed his final exam! And in that same day, he receives an email from the two aunts announcing their visit to Lisbon! Will he be able to make them believe he is such a good student as they think? Written by eduardo_pfernandes; João Ferreira

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14 July 2016 (Portugal) See more »


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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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much better than the previous ones, thanks!
12 August 2016 | by Luis SalgueiroSee all my reviews

Warning: This is my first review on IMDb!

To be honest, after watching the previous two movies of this trilogy, I was expecting worse from this movie. Congratulations to Pedro Varela on a very successful movie, mostly when compared with the previous ones of Leonel Vieira.

Never forgetting that this 3 movies are not pure remakes of the movies of the decades of 30 and 40, in the "A Canção de Lisboa" the original plot was transposed to the current era with greater success. In terms of argument, this film is far superior to the 2 previous movies. Perchance because it remained more glued to the original story...

As to the representations, César Mourão makes a Vasco behind the potential that his character would allow. Despite the richness of Vasco character, rarely the impersonation was actually above average. On the other hand, on the role of Alice, Luana Martau was the biggest surprise of this movie! An awesome ability to transmit feelings and to generate emotions that I confess I wasn't expecting. And, to top it all, she sings beautifully! The union between Alice and her father, Miguel Guilherme, helped that this actor had his best performance of the 3 movies. Luana Martau is the biggest asset in this film!

Another aspect that I highlight in "A Canção de Lisboa" is the soundtrack. The sounds and melodies of Miguel Araújo made the movie more enjoyable, pleasant and sentimental. A clear improvement in the trilogy.

Therefore, knowing previously that you'll not see a masterpiece, you should go to the cinema to watch this simple, light and well achieved comedy.

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