Passionada


1h 48m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Celia Amonte is a beautiful Portuguese American woman who cannot move on from the loss of her husband, a young fisherman who died at sea. She and her daughter Vicky live with her mother in law in the seaside fishing community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Celia works as a seamstress during the day,

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Falco Ink; Samuel Goldwyn Films
Distribution Company
KEW MEDIA GROUP; Kew Media Group; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Celia Amonte is a beautiful Portuguese American woman who cannot move on from the loss of her husband, a young fisherman who died at sea. She and her daughter Vicky live with her mother in law in the seaside fishing community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Celia works as a seamstress during the day, but at night she sings the beautiful Fado music that she learned from her childhood. Celia's passion and sadness are expressed deeply in this soulful music. Celia and her daughter Vicky are close, but Vicky has a secret. She is making excursions to the local gambling casino. There she meets Charlie Beck, a charming Englishman and professional gambler. Vicky wants Charlie to help her learn to cheat at cards, but he declines. When Charlie and his friends visit the restaurant where Celia is performing, Charlie is thunderstruck by Celia's sensual beauty and the passion of her music. He attempts to get to know her, but Celia is not open to Charlie's charm. When Vicky discovers Charlie's dilemma, she makes him an interesting proposition. If he will teach her how to count cards at blackjack, she will help him get a date with her mother. With Vickie's help, Charlie slowly wins Celia's heart and gradually reawakens her passion for life and love.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Falco Ink; Samuel Goldwyn Films
Distribution Company
KEW MEDIA GROUP; Kew Media Group; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States on Video April 6, 2004

Released in United States September 12, 2003

Released in United States Summer August 15, 2003

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Closing Night) May 23 - June 16, 2002.

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Closing Night) May 23 - June 16, 2002.)

Released in United States on Video April 6, 2004

Released in United States Summer August 15, 2003

Released in United States September 12, 2003 (New York City)