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Aniki Bóbó (1942)

The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough... See full summary »

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira (as Manuel de Oliveira)

Writers:

Manoel de Oliveira (script) (as Manuel de Oliveira), Manoel de Oliveira (screenplay) (as Manuel de Oliveira) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nascimento Fernandes Nascimento Fernandes ... Shopkeeper
Vital dos Santos Vital dos Santos ... Teacher
António Palma António Palma ... Shop customer
Armando Pedro Armando Pedro ... Shop employee
Horácio Silva Horácio Silva ... Carlitos
António Santos António Santos ... Eduardo
António Soares António Soares ... Pistarim
Feliciano David Feliciano David ... Pompeu
Manuel Sousa Manuel Sousa ... 'Filófofo' (as Manuel de Sousa)
Antonio Melo Pereira Antonio Melo Pereira ... 'Batatinhas' (as António Pereira)
Rafael Mota Rafael Mota ... Rafael
Américo Botelho Américo Botelho ... 'Estrelas'
Fernanda Matos Fernanda Matos ... Terezinha
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Storyline

The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough" by stealing a doll in a shop. Carlitos soon has a crush on Terezinha, the only girl in the group. The trouble is that Eduardo, the gang boss, is also in love with the pretty girl. And he will not allow any rival to challenge him. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Details

Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

18 December 1942 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Aniki Bobo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

PTE750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. He would not renew the experience until 21 years later. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was initially registered in a 9.5 mm copy.
  • The director's cut submitted to the Government Censorship was 2800-meters long, running at 102-minutes.
  • The censored version aproved for exhibition in 1942 was 1880-meter long, running at 68-minute.
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Connections

Edited into Porto of My Childhood (2001) See more »

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A pure, beautiful film about childhood
1 July 2000 | by Ricardo SousaSee all my reviews

A movie about children and their simple expectations. A pure, ingenious film, that should be viewed by everyone who wishes to go back to those wonderful early years. In the beginning of his career, Oliveira shows an intelligent, sensitive, real world history in a true cinema pearl.


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