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Canijo, João 1957-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 45 publications in 4 languages and 85 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Show business films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction 
Roles: Scenarist, Director, Restager , Author, Author of dialog, Performer, Other, fmd, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by João Canijo
Ganhar a vida by João Canijo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Portuguese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Portuguese boy living on the outskirts of Paris is killed in a fight. Cidalia, a 36 year-old cleaning lady seeks to discover the truth about what really happened, and why the Portuguese community in France is so silent. She loses friends and family, but bravely she perseveres in her quest
Noite escura = In the darkness of the night by João Canijo( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Portuguese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Portuguese family has to deal with the Russian Mafia after a deal goes terribly wrong. The small family runs a provincial whorehouse, and may have to sacrifice their youngest daughter to prostitution in order to survive
Sangue do meu sangue( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Portuguese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week."--IMDb
Sapatos pretos by João Canijo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalila is a middle-aged, married woman who is still attractive, too attractive for her rural husband, who is proud to show her off, but awfully jealous of her. On a trip to the capital, she goes wild with flashy clothes and shoes, ultimately leading a young truck driver into lust and death. Based on a real criminal case in Alentejo, Portugal
Fantasia Lusitana( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival footage, the film uses "images and sounds [to] expose the duality of Portugal during the days of World War II: a peaceful, god-loving, rural country, providing an escape route for over one hundred thousand European refugees to the Americas; and a political and cultural elite that disguised their Nazi inclinations just enough to play its neutral role in international politics"--IMDb
Alentejo sem lei by João Canijo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Portuguese and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short TV series centered on the political struggle between the conservative and the liberal monarchist factions for the throne of Portugal, in the period of 1828 and 1843. Alentejo, the vast planes south of the Tagus river, poor in agricultural productivity and void of industrial resources, saw the political struggle of the nobles aggravated with the class struggle between the handful of land owners, and the mass of jobless have-nots. The empire of law faltered, and sheer power became law
Trabalho de actriz, trabalho de actor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ao longo de um ano de trabalho, um grupo de dez actores e um realizador de cinema vão trabalhar em conjunto na criação das personagens e da estrutura do argumento do que virá a ser um novo filme. Em longas sessões de discussão, e depois de ensaios e successivas repetições, as cenas mais importantes dessa narrativa vão sendo desenvolvidas, até chegarem à sua forma definitiva, no filme que resultará deste trabalho."--Container
Tarde demais = Too late( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touching, true story about a group of Portuguese fishermen who get caught in the middle of a storm in the Tejo River. Their boat wrecks but they are close to land and they can see their way through. But things are not as easy as they seem. Two of the four men cannot swim, one of them is too old and the river's stream does not allow them to get through easily. As the clock ticks and time flows, they struggle to survive until the night falls and makes their task almost impossible
Filha da mãe by João Canijo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comédia sentimental, intriga policial e tragédia conjugal, este filme conta a história de Maria, uma "filha da mãe" cómica, agressiva, cínica e sentimental. Tem um namorado, Adriano, que se dedica a pequenos tráficos e roubos. A sua mãe é Júlia, actriz insegura e mazinha que tem por amante acasional Gigi, actor e toxicodependente, sempre sem dinheiro e com o coração dividido entre Júlia e Dalila, sua colega de Palco... (Rédigé d'après la jaquette)
Mal nascida : Paulo Branco apresenta ; argumento e diálogos, João Canijo, Céline Pouilloin, Mayanna von Ledebur ; produção, Paulo Branco ; realização, João Canijo ; Clap Filmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Sophocles Electra, Lúcia is misbegotten and unloved after her father is murdered by her mother and stepfather. She gives vent to her inconsolable pain by making sure there's no rest or respite for the killers. She lives in hope of her brother's return, so she can fulfill her promise of avenging her father's blood
Sapatos pretos de João Canijo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

É o amor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisbon story by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Philip Winter, ingeniero de sonido, recibe una invitación a Lisboa de su amigo Monroe quien filmó una película muda. En su intento por salvar su experimento, Monroe espera que el sonido de Winter pueda rescatar las imágenes. Al llegar Winter encuentra sólo la película inconclusa en la que empieza a trabajar. Durante este tiempo, conoce Lisboa y se enamora de una cantante, pero sólo hasta que los sonidos están grabados, Winter encuentra rastros de Monroe. Ahora tiene una misión muy diferente ..."--Envase
Alentejo sem lei( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tarde demais( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sapatos pretos( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fatima( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In May 2016, a group of eleven women in Portugal depart from the city of Vinhai on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fátima. Over nine days and four hundred miles, they cross half a country. As they travel, their identities and deeper motivations are revealed, but as extreme fatigue and suffering set in, it leads to moments of rupture in their friendships. Finally arriving at Fátima, each pilgrim will rediscover her own path to redemption
Sie haben meinen Sohn getötet( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Canijo, João Altavilla 1957-

João Canijo filmregisseur uit Portugal

João Canijo portugiesischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

João Canijo Portuguese film director and screenwriter

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