DirectorGuilherme de Almeida Prado Release dateSeptember 1, 1988 (1988-09-01) WriterGuilherme de Almeida Prado DirectorGuilherme de Almeida Prado ScreenplayGuilherme de Almeida Prado CastMaitê Proença (Suzana), Antônio Fagundes (Lucas), José Mayer (Bolívar), Paulo Villaça (Desdino) Similar moviesJose Mayer appears in The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema and Perfume de Gardenia
The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema (Portuguese: A Dama do Cine Shanghai) is a 1988 Brazilian thriller film directed by Guilherme de Almeida Prado. The film borrows some references from Hollywood films noirs of the 1940s, mainly Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai; its name is a play with Welles' film.
It follows Lucas (Antônio Fagundes), an estate agent who becomes fascinate by Suzana (Maitê Proença), a woman who looks almost exactly like an actress in the film he is watching. They start an affair, but she is married to Desdino, a gangster (Paulo Villaça), exposing Lucas to a criminal world of violence and corruption.
Maitê Proença as Suzana
Antônio Fagundes as Lucas
Paulo Villaça as Desdino
José Mayer as Bolívar
José Lewgoy as Linus
Miguel Falabella as Lana
Jorge Dória as an old man
Sérgio Mamberti as Stan
Matilde Mastrangi as secretary
Imara Reis as Carmem / Sabrina / Lila Van / Inês Helena
John Doo as Chuang
At the 16th Festival de Gramado, it was elected the Best Film by jury and critic, receiving also Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Scenography, and Best Editing awards. The Lady From the Shanghai Cinema won the Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Score, and Best Art Director at the 6th Bogota Film Festival.