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The Deceased (1965)

A Falecida (original title)
Woman who is obsessed with death wants a first-class burial for herself, and even buys a luxury coffin beforehand.

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Zulmira
Paulo Gracindo ...
João Guimarães Pimentel
Ivan Cândido ...
Toninho
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Timbira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Barcellos
Dinorah Brillanti
Hugo Carvana
Lucy Costa
Eduardo Coutinho
Billy Davis
Oswaldo Ferreira
Lurdes Freitas
Zé Keti
Vanda Lacerda ...
Fortune Teller Madame Crisálida
Glória Ladany
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In the suburb of Sampaio, Zulmira visits a fortune teller (Madame Crisálida) who advises her to be careful with a 'blonde woman'. When her unemployed husband, Toninho, returns home she tells him about what Madame Crisálida had to say, and guesses that the "blondie" might be her neighbor and cousin Glorinha. However, in their boring life, soccer is the relief valve of the mediocre. Toninho that is actually worried about the final soccer game of the "Carioca" (from Rio de Janeiro) Championship where his team Vasco will play against Fluminense. He does not pay much attention in his wife. Zulmira develops a morbid fixation and goes out into the rain where she catches pneumonia, forcing Toninho to promise her a dream funeral, upon her death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Film debut of José Wilker. See more »

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Referenced in Paulo Gracindo - O Bem Amado (2009) See more »

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Nelson Rodrigues' drama

This film was based in a Nelson Rodrigues' story. It's about a married woman , who lives in a suburb in Rio de Janeiro . She's not happy and dreams of a sophisticated funeral for herself. Fernanda Montenegro is one of the best ( I can say the best) actresses of Brazil and Nelson Rodrigues one of the best dramatists. A great drama.


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