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Douro, Faina Fluvial (1931)

A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

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19 September 1931 (Portugal)  »

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Douro, lavoro fluviale  »

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First film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. See more »

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Edited into Porto da Minha Infância (2001) See more »

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Litanies du feu et de la mer
Composed by Emmanuel Nunes
Played on the piano by Alice Ader
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The story of a working town.
15 November 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oliveira's first film, shot around the harbour in Oporto, Portugal, is an avant-garde series of images of the fishermen and assorted workers of the town. Although there are obvious influences from other 'art' films of the time, it isn't simply a montage of unrelated images, but a vision of a working town, even with so much as a narrative thread running through. The version I have seen (at the London Film Festival 2001) was overseen by the director himself with a new score by Emmanuel Nunes. It is a pounding, vibrant 18 minutes, despite it's limitations.


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