O Crime do Padre Amaro (film)

O Crime do Padre Amaro is a 2005 Portuguese drama film directed by Carlos Coelho da Silva and based on the 19th century novel of the same name by Eça de Queirós. It stars Soraia Chaves, Jorge Corrula and Nicolau Breyner.[1]

O Crime do Padre Amaro
Directed byCarlos Coelho da Silva
Based onO Crime do Padre Amaro
by Eça de Queirós
StarringSoraia Chaves
Jorge Corrula
Nicolau Breyner
Release date
  • October 27, 2005 (2005-10-27) (Portugal)
Running time
120 minutes
Box office€1,643,842.88 (Portugal)



It's the Portuguese film with the highest number of admissions at the Portuguese box office since 2004, with a total of 380,671 and also the second highest-grossing Portuguese film at the Portuguese box office in the same period with a total box office gross of €1,643,842.88.[2]

In Público's Ípsilon, Jorge Mourinha gave the film a rating of "mediocre".[3]


  1. "O Crime do Padre Amaro". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  2. "FILMES NACIONAIS MAIS VISTOS - 2004/2014 (Dados até 21 de maio de 2014)" (PDF). www.ica-ip.pt (in Portuguese). Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  3. "Padre Amaro não sabe nadar (yo)". ípsilon (Público) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 May 2014.

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