Fado, a Singer's Story

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Fado, a Singer's Story

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Fado, a Singer's Story

Release Date: November 28, 1947

Year    :   1947
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Genres    :   Music, Romance, Drama
Production Companies    :   Lisboa Filme
Director    :   Perdigão Queiroga
Producers    :   Francisco A. Quintela, António Veríssimo, A. F. Leal, Alfredo Hurtado, Noémia Malveira
Writers    :   Armando Vieira Pinto
RunTime    :   110 mins.

Ana Maria loves a modest guitar player, Júlio; when she herself in a 'retiro' (typical fado tavern), public and critics rend major applause. Fame brings about new friends, namely bohemian young who play and sing the fado with her, and not so young men but who rich and powerful enough to patronize her, promote her, and wish to become intimate with her. Júlio the guitarist feel betrayed, and he sets his mind to depart to the African colonies, to leave her forever. Knowing that he's going to embark, Ana Maria's heart between her first love, and the appeal of the rich and famous.

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