João D'Ávila

João D'Ávila

Movies for João D'Ávila...

Fatima
Title: Fatima
Released: August 13, 2020
Type: Movie
In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle..
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Behind Doors
Title: Behind Doors
Released: April 20, 2019
Type: Movie
In the small town of Reguengo Grande, Portugal lives Bênção, known as the living saint. People come from all over the world to be emotionally touched by this saint. The only problem is that Bênção isn't sure if all this power people believe in, is real anymore and starts questioning everything.
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Crime
Title: Crime
Released: May 28, 2015
Type: Movie
New "Porreiro Pá" movie
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The Last Nazi Hunter 2
Title: The Last Nazi Hunter 2
Released: January 1, 2015
Type: Movie
After a hard life of chasing nazis, Jacob Cohn is on his death bed. Recently, he found that one of the most bloodiest nazis, who almost killed him in a concentration camp, is hiding in Portugal. Friederich Haas was known also as the Dachau Dentist for pulling the teeth of the prisoners mouth, one by one, just for fun. Without alternatives, being to weak to go after him, Jacob sends his pacifist and shy grandson, Jean Luc to finish his last mission. Jean Luc has to go to Portugal and bring Friederich Haas' teeth to his grandfather.
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Operation Autumn
Title: Operation Autumn
Character: Emílio Guerreiro
Released: November 22, 2012
Type: Movie
A film about General Humberto Delgado's brutal assassination by the Portuguese fascist police in 1965.
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1st Time 16mm
Title: 1st Time 16mm
Character: Himself
Released: November 13, 2010
Type: Movie
Miguel, a debutant director, and his young team live a series of tribulations during the shootings of their first film, which unrolls between Lisbon, Venice, Paris and Madrid.
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Julie, chevalier de Maupin
Title: Julie, chevalier de Maupin
Character: Le moine
Released: January 10, 2005
Type: Movie
Agnès Dormes, a famous opera singer, saves Julie, a baby girl who was about to be sacrificed during a black mass. Twenty years later, the baby has turned into a beautiful energetic twenty-year-old young lady determined to find out about her origins. In Avignon, Julie manages to meet Agnès and discovers on the occasion she is not her real mother. A series of adventures will ensue and at a time Julie is nearly burned on the stake. But she eventually achieves her end and can marry, a street performer close to her heart.
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Portugal S.A.
Title: Portugal S.A.
Character: Castro
Released: January 16, 2004
Type: Movie
The story of the CEO of a recently privatized company.
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The Masked Avenger: Lagardere
Title: The Masked Avenger: Lagardere
Character: Dom Bernard
Released: December 25, 2003
Type: Movie
France, 17th century, during the reign of Louis XIII. When a dear friend, the Duke of Nevers, is treacherously assassinated by a powerful relative, a skilled swordsman, the noble Henri de Lagardère, seeks his rightful vengeance as he tries to protect the innocent life of the duke's last heir.
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The Immortals
Title: The Immortals
Character: Padre
Released: November 7, 2003
Type: Movie
"Os Imortais" is without a doubt one of the best, or probably, the best Portuguese film ever made. It certainly is a landmark on the Portuguese cinema's scene; this movie his worth every minute. Every year, four ex-soldiers that call themselves "Os Imortais" (translated "The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate war deeds and to remember the old days, back in the war. On the summer of 1985, tired of their monotonous lives they decide to rob a bank. Joaquim Malarranha, a chief inspector from the local police about to retire, crosses their path and will spend his last days of duty trying to solve the robbery. But has he carries on with his investigation, he discovers more than he could ever think of.
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Title: O Processo dos Távoras
Character: Sebastião José de Carvalho
Released: January 1, 2001
Type: TV
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Nights
Title: Nights
Character: Cliente Homem
Released: September 22, 2000
Type: Movie
The pain, the weakness, the silence, the despair. These are some of the feelings faced by a couple lost in drugs. Nights can be seen as the story of people who made mistakes in life, but who still continue to seek happiness. It is about the despair of hopeless lives. The characters are, from the beginning, thrown into an empty and sterile world of indifference. In this true no-man's-land, João and Teresa are confronted with their precarious existence. They are broken pillars of a love that has become silent and painful, they share everything: the house, the drugs, the emptiness and the deprivations of their lives. To make the situation even more dramatic, Teresa falls ill. João does everything to help her, betting on his love for her. He, too, an addict, knows how to ease the pain of his beloved. But unfortunately this help also requires extra money, which forces João to prostitute himself, accelerating his process of destruction and his path to a tragic end.
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Lourdes
Title: Lourdes
Released: May 29, 2000
Type: Movie
The young, sickly girl Bernadette comes from a poverty-stricken family. When the Virgin Mary appears to her in a cavern near Lourdes, no one takes the girl seriously, even when she digs up a wellspring at the Virgin's instructions The local authorities even try to hush up the entire incident. In vain, however, because when Empress Eugénie requests water from the spring for her sickly son, they are forced to acquiesce. And even the local priest is finally convinced. While taking his tuberculosis-stricken fiancé Claire to a sanatorium, the young doctor Henri Guillaumet meets Bernadette. The water from Lourdes' spring heals Claire's disease overnight, but the scientist in Henri doubts the miracle and wants to expose Bernadette as a liar. It is not until Henri again meets Bernadette, who has in the meantime become a nun and works as a nurse, that he finds a way to balance belief and modern science. And his love for Claire is strengthened as well.
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Fuga
Title: Fuga
Character: Father
Released: April 25, 1999
Type: Movie
Set during the Estado Novo dictatorship, in the night of April 24, Pedro hears that the political police, PIDE, assaulted his house. Fearing of what his fate may be, Pedro runs, looking for a place to hide.
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Fátima
Title: Fátima
Character: Arcebispo de Lisboa
Released: October 10, 1997
Type: Movie
1917, a beautiful apparition of Our Lady forever alters the lives of three children: Lucinda, Jacita and Francisco who lived in Villa Fatima in Portugal.
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A Fachada
Title: A Fachada
Released: March 2, 1996
Type: Movie
Short film.
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Kiss and Cry
Title: Kiss and Cry
Released: November 10, 1995
Type: Movie
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Fado, Major and Minor
Title: Fado, Major and Minor
Character: Le docteur
Released: March 29, 1995
Type: Movie
Pierre, a middle-aged tourist guide, is the victim of a sudden failure : he does not recognize anything about him any longer. He goes back home and in his apartment he finds a mysterious young man who tells him he is here to avenge a young woman who has taken her own life. What share of responsibility does Pierre hold in this situation?
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One Foot in the Algarve
Title: One Foot in the Algarve
Character: Mortuary Assistant
Released: December 26, 1993
Type: Movie
The Meldrews go on holiday to Portugal with Mrs Warboys, who is hoping for romance with her penpal Alfonso. Photographer Martin Trout follows them there, believing they have a roll of film that belongs to him.
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Amor e Dedinhos de Pé
Title: Amor e Dedinhos de Pé
Character: Hipólito, Victorina's father
Released: January 15, 1993
Type: Movie
Macau 1897. Life is easy for Portuguese settlers. Young reveler Francisco Frontaria is deemed as irresponsible for all his partying and boozing. Shunned and exiled for crossing a line by insulting the daughter of a prominent family, he finds himself penniless and vagrant.
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Cold Land
Title: Cold Land
Character: Ti Inácio
Released: June 22, 1992
Type: Movie
In the forties, in a little settlement lost amidst the mountains of Trás-os-Montes, Leonardo tries to survive by buying and selling marten and fox furs, dreaming of the day he’ll close a big deal.
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Off Season
Title: Off Season
Character: Customer
Released: February 10, 1992
Type: Movie
The formerly great Swiss hotel which Valentin's family owned when he was a boy has been emptied and is about to be torn down. He revisits the magical site's empty halls and ballrooms.
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Fernando Lanhas - Os 7 Rostos
Title: Fernando Lanhas - Os 7 Rostos
Released: January 1, 1988
Type: Movie
Documentary dedicated to the plastic artist Fernando Lanhas
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Maria's Hours
Title: Maria's Hours
Character: Dr. Firmino
Released: April 3, 1979
Type: Movie
Maria, a blind girl apparently raped by her stepfather, is held in an isolated and dilapidated hospice, desperately awaiting a miracle by Our Lady of Fátima. Turned over by Angela, her aunt, into the care of Dr. Firmino, an imposing doctor, she will suffer moments of despair, grace, and fear, among beliefs, phantoms, and revelations.
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O Princípio da Sabedoria
Title: O Princípio da Sabedoria
Character: Bouddhist Monk
Released: November 1, 1976
Type: Movie
In the gardens of a large village house belonging to a reclusive architect, a hand is found. In a sign placed at the gates of the property, the architect annouces he will return it to whoever proves to be the owner.