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Music director  Hermelino Neder
Country  Brazil
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Mystery
Duration  
Language  Portuguese
The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema movie poster
Director  Guilherme de Almeida Prado
Release date  September 1, 1988 (1988-09-01)
Writer  Guilherme de Almeida Prado
Director  Guilherme de Almeida Prado
Screenplay  Guilherme de Almeida Prado
Cast  Maitê Proença (Suzana), Antônio Fagundes (Lucas), José Mayer (Bolívar), Paulo Villaça (Desdino)
Similar movies  Jose 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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Reception

    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.

    References

    The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema Wikipedia
    The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema IMDb The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema themoviedb.org


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