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Madragoa Filmes (Firm)

Overview
Works: 106 works in 259 publications in 4 languages and 2,066 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Experimental films  Documentary films  Low budget films  Documentary-style films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Madragoa Filmes (Firm)
Um filme falado = A talking picture by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Maria Joana embarks on an ocean cruise from her native Portugal to Bombay, India accompanied by her mother, history professor Rosa Maria. After three mysterious and glamorous women board in route, the journey grows in tension and complexity
Je rentre a la maison = I'm going home by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and Portuguese and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Valence (Michel Piccoli) is a successful theater actor appearing in Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King, when he learns that his wife, daughter and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Paris, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the theater as Prospero in The Tempest. But when an American film director (John Malkovich) offers him a role in an English-language production of James Joyce's Ulysses, Valence struggles to master the dialogue and the rigors of playing a younger man. On the set, suddenly aware of his age and overwhelmed by grief, he quietly says "I'm going home." Michel Piccoli is majestic in the role of Valence - he is proud, self-assured, and amused by the world, while still vulnerable to life's tragedies
Only human by Teresa de Pelegrí( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mismatched couple discovers that whatever can go wrong will go wrong during a family visit in this comedy. Leni is a television reporter from a Jewish family in Spain. One weekend, Leni drops by her family's home for a visit, with her new boyfriend, college professor Rafi, in tow. Rafi is more than a bit nervous about meeting Leni's family ... But Leni quickly makes matters worse when she announces to her family ... that Rafi just happens to be Palestinian."--Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Letters from Fontainhas : three films by Pedro Costa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portuguese director Pedro Costa has been steadily building an impressive body of work since the late eighties, and these are the three films that put him on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. In Ossos, after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. In Vanda's Room is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. In Colossal youth, many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon."--Distributor
Casa de Lava by Pedro Costa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in Portuguese and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nurse, Mariana, accompanies Leao to his home on the volcanic islands of Cape Verde after an accident sends him into a coma. Yet he goes unrecognized by fellow denizens, leaving Mariana trapped with and eventually entranced by a mysterious community. Never before released in the U.S. and now beautifully restored, it foreshadows the masterful films that would follow, yet is an extraordinary, ravishing work in its own right
Ossos by Pedro Costa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend
O convento = The convent( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame psychologique. Le professeur américain, Michael Podovich, se rend avec Hélène, son épouse française, dans un monastère portugais faire des recherches archivales afin de vérifier sa théorie voulant que Shakespeare ait été d'origine juive espagnole. Leur hôte au couvent, le sinistre Baltar, s'éprend d'Hélène, déclenchant une lutte classique entre le bien et le mal et dont on ne saura plus qui représente le diable. Avec Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Leonor Silveira, Luís Miguel Cintra, Duarte d'Almeida, Heloisa Miranda
Party by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonor and Rogério celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by hosting a party at their luxurious seaside villa. As the party wears on, Leonor finds herself pursued by an aging lothario, Michael, a powerful, cunning man with a razor-sharp wit. This game of cat-and-mouse heats up, leading to a wild and surprising revelation from the ordinarily passive Rogério."--Container
Viagem ao princípio do mundo = Journey to the beginning of the world by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in French and Portuguese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging film director, on location in Portugal, takes three actor friends on a driving tour of a mountain village where one of the actors, born in France but of Portuguese descent, is united with an elderly aunt he has never met. The filmmakers speculate on beginnings and endings, what remains of the past and what is lost
L'ennui by Cédric Kahn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin, a 40-something philosophy teacher [is] in the throes of a mid-life crisis. This takes a turn when he begins an affair with Cécilia, a young woman half his age. At first, the relationship is purely physical; however, Martin soon finds himself driven to the brink of insanity when he realizes that he cannot possess her. When Cécilia admits to another lover, Martin's jealousy erupts and his life spirals out of control."--Container
Porto da minha infância( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His family home has disappeared, the hanging tree is gone, and so are the candy stores, the Crystal Palace, and Guilhermina, his cousin and first love. A docu-drama bringing to life memories from the director Manoel de Oliviera's early days
A Caixa = Blind Man's Bluff by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday an old blind man sits in a doorway begging for money, while his daughter spends her days ironing and complaining Their neighborhood is not wealthy, and many a passerby is envious of the old beggar's box of accumulating coins. It has been stolen before so the man and the daughter's boyfriend keep an eye on it, but eventually tragedy ensues when the box disappears again
Vale Abraão = Val Abraham by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Portuguese and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
Palavra e utopia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jesuit missionary António Vieira, who worked with the Brazilian Indians and who was called before the Inquisition in 1663
La lettre by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and Portuguese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mademoiselle de Chartres experiences her first heartbreak when a youth who believes in free love abandons her. Her mother's friend Mrs. Silva introduces her to Jacques de Cleves, a doctor of good reputation. Hoping to overcome her bitterness she agrees to marries him, but after the marriage falls in love with a young and fashionable singer. She confides in her husband, who becomes ill at the news, and in a childhood friend who has become a nun
O princípio da incerteza by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Portuguese and French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José, who has been in love with Camila since childhood, is engaged in some kind of shady business practice with Vanessa, who runs a brothel and a dance club. Antonio, his friend from a wealthy family, proposes to Camila, whose family has fallen on hard times. The calculating Camila marries Antonio, who makes little effort to hide his affair with Vanessa
Recordaco̧ẽs da casa amarela = Recollections of the yellow house by João César Monteiro( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Portuguese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged weirdo, tormented by illness and various problems, lives on Schubert and movies in Lisbon. Kicked out onto the street after a frustrated attempt to defile the landlady's daughter, he ends up in a mental institution. For the first time, director/writer Monteiro brings to life the character of Joao de Deus, an alter ego, to whom he would return in three later films
Non ou a va gloria de mandar = Non ou la vaine gloire de commander by Manoel de Oliveira( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition
Silvestre by João César Monteiro( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot of the film is taken from two traditional Portuguese tales, 'The maiden who went to war, of Judeo-Iberian origin, and a novella, 'The dead one's hand' orally transmitted. Dom Rodrigo has two daughters, one legitimate, the other bastard, Silvia and Susana. Growing old, and without male heir, he decides to marry off Silvia to a neighbour, a rich nobleman, Dom Paio
Le Bassin de J.W. = The hips of J.W. by João César Monteiro( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy contrasts two men, Henrique and Jean de Dieu, appearing in a producton of Strindberg's The Inferno. Offstage Henrique is a seaman with an adverturous life, and de Dieu is the play's director. This idiosyncratic film serves up an eccentric entree of philosophical concepts with some comedic entremets. The "J.W." of the film's title is John Wayne, a reference to Henrique's fascination with Wayne's swagger
 
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