Portuguese biographical film directed by Carlos Coelho da Silva, with Sandra Barata in the main role. She perfectly portrayed legendary Portuguese fado singer, Amalia Rodrigues, who has brought the worldwide fame to Portugal by the melancholic Fado music style. Amalia became a recognized singer in 1940 and this film captures 50 years of her career - from the first spontaneous concerts on the streets of Lisbon, through the sale of fruit for sailors to concerts in cafés and finally in the largest concert halls in Europe, America and Canada. The most famous woman in Portugal, died in October 1999. The country has declared three days of national mourning in her honor and broke election campaign. The film tells the story of the singer and her rise from extreme poverty to the post of the international star, who presented a new form of Portuguese folk music abroad. The film was criticized by some members of her family. The other parts were performed by Carl Chambel and José Fidalgo.