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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 »

Director:

Pedro Varela

Writers:

José Cottinelli Telmo (from an original screenplay by), Pedro Varela (screenplay)
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César Mourão César Mourão ... Vasco
Luana Martau Luana Martau ... Alice
Miguel Guilherme ... José Caetano
Marcus Majella Marcus Majella ... Murilo
Maria Vieira Maria Vieira ... Maria José
São José Lapa São José Lapa ... Margot
Carla Vasconcelos ... Sónia
Dinarte de Freitas ... Rui
Dmitry Bogomolov ... Ivan
Ruy de Carvalho ... Professor de Anatomia
Nuria Mencía ... Ivone
Jani Zhao ... Aluna
António Durães António Durães ... Professor
Rita Lello ... Professora
David Chan Cordeiro David Chan Cordeiro ... Professor Zoo
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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 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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Nice tune for A Canção de Lisboa
17 July 2016 | by henrimagalhaesSee all my reviews

First time making a review on IMDb.

I have to say this was better than I expected. I heard bad comments about Leão da Estrela and Pátio das Cantigas (without even watching them) so I wasn't expecting much out of this. Thankfully, I went to watch the movie anyway and I enjoyed.

First, I never watched the original one so I won't make any comparisons. Also, I think it's rather pointless to do it, the movies are 80 years apart and I'm sure it wasn't the goal of this movie to be better or worse, but be updated and different.

Personally, I didn't care for Vasco character or story. Just a guy enjoying life thanks to the work of others.

But I was impressed by Luana Martau (Alice). I didn't know her and I quite enjoyed her performance and her chemistry with Miguel Guilherme (José Caetano). The development of their relationship was the highlight for me.

A note for the aunts, with 2 great actresses - São José Lapa and Maria Vieira -, it can't go wrong and they were for the comic relief. Great accent by São José Lapa.

Overall go watch this without thinking of the original one if you watched it. It will make you laugh here and there and it has a cute story with very different characters.


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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

14 July 2016 (Portugal) See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,055,809
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Stereo (5.1 surround)

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Color

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2.39:1
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