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The Puppeteer (1962)

Dom Roberto (original title)
João Barbela is poor man who lives out of charity - what coins the people of Lisbon's popular districts give him as 'pay' for his puppeteering work. For the kids, he is like a king, Dom ... See full summary »

Director:

Ernesto de Sousa

Writers:

Alexandre O'Neill (poems), Leão Penedo (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raul Solnado Raul Solnado ... João Barbelas / Dom Roberto
Glicínia Quartin Glicínia Quartin ... Maria
Luís Cerqueira Luís Cerqueira ... Gabriel
Costa Ferreira Costa Ferreira ... Amâncio
Rui Mendes Rui Mendes ... Serafim
Fernanda Alves Fernanda Alves ... Ivone
Olga da Fonseca Olga da Fonseca ... Mariana
Esperança Monteiro Esperança Monteiro
Adelaide João Adelaide João
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... Man in black
Telmo Rendeiro Telmo Rendeiro
César Augusto César Augusto
Clara Rocha Clara Rocha
Benjamim Falcão Benjamim Falcão
Julieta Cardoso Julieta Cardoso
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Storyline

João Barbela is poor man who lives out of charity - what coins the people of Lisbon's popular districts give him as 'pay' for his puppeteering work. For the kids, he is like a king, Dom Roberto = puppet). When he meets Maria, an equally poor girl, he fancies to change her life, and get her a house, maybe marrying, and being happy together.Life does not exactly have a happy ending, like he managed with his puppets 5-minute plays... Written by Artemis-9

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

30 May 1962 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Puppeteer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Only feature film of Ernesto de Sousa. See more »

Connections

Featured in Abel Escoto: Fragmentos de Vida e Obra (2009) See more »

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