Varia??es: Guardian Angel (2019) 720p YIFY Movie

Varia??es: Guardian Angel (2019)

António Varia??es was a unique man. He was born in a small village in Amares, in the north of Portugal. At an early age, unhappy with his life working at a local factory, he came to Lisbon to stay with some relatives. But he was different and he wanted more. He wanted to travel and see the world and he emigrated, starting to work as a barber. But his love for music and performance was so strong that he came back so he could sing in his own language, even if with his looks and outfits he was a victim of prejudice. And even without knowing anything about music he fought for his right to do it the way he believed it was best.

IMDB: 7.30 Likes

  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.02G
  • Resolution: 1280*480 / 24 fpsfps
  • Language: Portuguese 2.0  
  • Run Time: 109
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 
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  • Peers/Seeds: 3 / 0

The Synopsis for Varia??es: Guardian Angel (2019) 720p

António Varia??es was a unique man. He was born in a small village in Amares, in the north of Portugal. At an early age, unhappy with his life working at a local factory, he came to Lisbon to stay with some relatives. But he was different and he wanted more. He wanted to travel and see the world and he emigrated, starting to work as a barber. But his love for music and performance was so strong that he came back so he could sing in his own language, even if with his looks and outfits he was a victim of prejudice. And even without knowing anything about music he fought for his right to do it the way he believed it was best.


The Director and Players for Varia??es: Guardian Angel (2019) 720p

[Director]Jo?o Maia
[Role:]Augusto Madeira
[Role:]Victoria Guerra
[Role:]Filipe Duarte
[Role:]Sérgio Praia


The Reviews for Varia??es: Guardian Angel (2019) 720p


Alternative InterpretationReviewed bysugarfreepeppermintVote: 4/10

The career of Antonio Variacoes began to take off at around 1978 and lasted until 1984. This is also the very time that the Spanish Movida Madrilena gained mainstream momentum and had its peak. One of the singers of that movida was Tino Casal, whose appearance and performance style is very similar to Antonio Variacoes. In my belief, Portuguese record companies around that time went looking for a Portuguese Tino Casal. They were looking more so for a visual product than a skilled vocalist. That is also very much in line with what became fashionable at the time: punk, new romantics, the movida. The fashion of this era was the window of opportunity for Antonio - at already late 30s / early 40s still wanting to make it as a pop artist with limited singing ability. In the movie it is often mentioned that Antonio has 80 gigs booked for the Summer, but does that mean full concerts or 15 minutes in a club. It is not clarified. His pop career seems more like a passionate hobby to me. It must have been very exciting in that moment to witness, but his style and lack of vocal skills would not survive this particular era in pop, had he not died of AIDS.

The film itself is quite pleasant, but it repeats similar scenarios over and over, for example: overdoing the scenes where we must be convinced of his "profound artistry" simply because he is obessively humming his instantly made up lyrics - to the point of ennui. I would have preferred to learn what hedonistic lifestyle Antonio lived. We see a smidgeon of it, in a scene where an 80s N.Y. queer club is portrayed - and which left me anticipating for this to recurr later in the film. Antonio's lifestyle may have been much less tepid and inoffensive than what is shown in this film. And by not showing that, the film, as a result, fades into insipidness as it drags on. The melodramatic ending may have been fitting as the ending to a great saga, but it does nothing when only having been provided with the limited biographical information that we receive in this film.

This could have been a stunning biopicture - but unfortunately it has not been excecuted to its full potential.

A great performanceReviewed byluciuspapyriusVote: 8/10

I was positively impressed with Jo?o Maia's film and, above all, with the way Sérgio Praia incarnates the character of António. There were moments when real footage of the time was interposed and I was so much immersed in the actor's performance, that I could not tell which was which.

Afore going, I had seen some negative critiques, namely from the actual singer's brother, who claimed the film focused too much on the homossexual issue and less on the artist's career. I couldn't disagree more, for two reasons.

First, it is simply not true. The film focus mainly on the creative genius of the artist and his internal agony to create his art.

Second, yes, there is some attention brought on his love relationships, especially the one with Fernando Ataíde, but notice this: it's a biographic picture and sexuality is a central aspect in anyone's life - it is only natural that, in a film about the artist's life, some importance is given to his more fleshly passions. Furthermore, we are talking about Portugal in the 70's and 80's, a time when homossexuality was much more than a mere personal detail.

What I found to be missing in the film was any significant reference to the period António Ribeiro was in the war in Angola and his television debut by the tv host Júlio Isidro.

The Portuguese version of MercuryReviewed byMovieJunkie5Vote: 7/10

The movie is good. The plot has some holes, the screenplay is a bit cheesy but i enjoyed it. I would've liked to see his persona and love life explored more deeply and some curiosities like how he got the name Varia??es or how he died and the drama/trauma around it. Maybe i'm one of the few who didn't know a lot of his life and would like to see it explored. Didn't know the main actor but i really liked his work and clearly a lot of preparation into making this movie. Congratulations to all envolved! Overall a very good movie, mostly because of the well-known and iconic songs. I can even see a similarity between António Varia??es and Freddie Mercury, both iconic misunderstood figures of the world/portugal, who suffered a lot to get where they were.

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