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O Crime do Padre Amaro (2005)

An young priest commits a crime when he falls in love with a beautiful and troubled woman.

Writers:

Eça de Queirós (novel), Vera Sacramento (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Corrula ... Father Amaro
Soraia Chaves ... Amélia
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... Father Dias
Glória Férias Glória Férias ... Joaneira
Ana Bustorff ... Gertrudes
Cláudia Semedo Cláudia Semedo ... Carolina
Nuno Melo Nuno Melo ... José Eduardo
Margarida Miranda Margarida Miranda ... Beatriz
Hugo Sequeira Hugo Sequeira ... Quimbé
João Lagarto ... Father Brito
José Wallenstein ... Father Natário
Diogo Morgado ... Libaninho
Rui Unas ... Alex
Ricardo Pereira ... Gustavo
Ruy de Carvalho ... Abbot Cortegaça
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An young priest commits a crime when he falls in love with a beautiful and troubled woman.

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Originally produced to be a 180-minute mini-series with four episodes, was then re-edited to become a feature with a theatrical release. See more »

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Version of The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002) See more »

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Awful
3 February 2006 | by cosmin_ciortanSee all my reviews

The film is nothing else than an exposition of nudity. Has anyone noticed that all three main female characters appear naked? It looks like the only winning bet for Portuguese filmmakers is to include some (if not a lot) of nudity of the local stars, together with slang which otherwise, in the nowadays Portuguese society, is repulsed with horror. If you watch advertising for Portuguese films at Portuguese TVs, they all have included a "hot" scene from the movie. I'm not saying, by any means, that Portuguese society is alienated; just that the movie industry does not seem capable of finding others ways of success. Going back to the movie... There is nothing left from the spirit of the book, which is a masterpiece. The film could have been a good one, had there been emphasized the real idea of the book (of actuality at any time) and not the strictly erotic part. It had almost all the ingredients... but the "chef" was awful...


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Official Sites:

Official site [Portugal]

Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

27 October 2005 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Тайна отца Амару See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,477,671 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$713,099
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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