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Gabriela (1983)

Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (original title)
In 1925, Gabriela becomes cook, mistress, and then wife of Nacib, a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. Nacib becomes tired of Gabriela's uneducated ways... See full summary »

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Nacib
Antonio Cantafora ...
Tonico Bastos (as Antonio Cantáfora)
Paulo Goulart ...
João Fulgêncio
Ricardo Petráglia ...
Prof. Josué (as Ricardo Petraglia)
Lutero Luiz ...
Cel. Manoel das Onças (as Luthero Luiz)
Tania Boscoli ...
Glória (as Tánia Boscoli)
Nicole Puzzi ...
Malvina
Flávio Galvão ...
Mundinho Falcão
Joffre Soares ...
Cel. Ramiro Bastos
Maurício do Valle ...
Cel. Amâncio Leal
Nildo Parente ...
Maurício Caires
Ivan Mesquita ...
Cel. Melk Tavares (as Yvan Mesquita)
Luiz Linhares ...
Cel. Jesuíno Mendonça
Emile Edde ...
Poeta Argileu (as Emile Eddé)
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In 1925, Gabriela becomes cook, mistress, and then wife of Nacib, a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. Nacib becomes tired of Gabriela's uneducated ways, and annuls the marriage when he finds her in bed with his friend Tonico. The political ways of the town modernize slightly and Gabriela returns as Nacib's mistress. Written by Will Gilbert

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MGM bought the rights way back on 1964. See more »

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Version of Gabriela (2012) See more »

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Casório (Tying The Knot)
Music and Words by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim And Orchestra
Sung by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gal Costa
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Terrific story, terrific movie
15 January 2003 | by (Columbia MD) – See all my reviews

Gabriela, Clove & Cinnamon was the novel which marked Jorge Amado's break from pure class warfare--he received several Stalin prizes in his early career!--and embrace of the joys of Brazilian humanity. Sonia Braga has starred in adaptations of three of Amado's novels, all of them magnificent (the other two are Dona Flor and Tieta). I won't say she is here at her sexiest--Sonia Braga is sexy any time she's on screen--but this is one of her best movies, helped much by the other players, among them, curiously, Marcello Mastrioanni as the Syrian immigrant who hires Gabriela as cook and quickly finds himself in a deeper relationship. The plot here involves attitudes toward women and their sexuality, an eventual welcome breakdown of the double standard. and progress of law and order in a society too often ruled by lawlessness and custom. Amado dies without getting a Nobel Prize for Literature: Gabriela and the other two films mentioned convincingly demonstrate why he should have won it.


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