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Hovering Over the Water (1986)
"À Flor do Mar" (original title)

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Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She... See full summary »

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Laura Rossellini
Philip J. Spinelli ...
Robert Jordan (as Philip Spinelli)
Manuela de Freitas ...
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Georges Claisse ...
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Teresa Villaverde ...
Rosa
Sérgio Antunes ...
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Rita Figueiredo ...
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Conceição Senna ...
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Haddy Moss ...
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João César Monteiro ...
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Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She takes him home, and, after he is revived, learns his story. As they talk, their mutual attraction grows, until a group of armed men suddenly arrives looking for Robert. Written by http://www.cfi-icf.ca/summer_2000_films.html

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João César Monteiro has made a different film.
27 August 2008 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

A lot can be said about Portuguese director João César Monteiro and his films which are different from one another.One great thing about his works is that they have the ability to impress viewers by making them appreciate the value of a mature story which develops slowly.This is the reason why a lot of patience is required to truly assess the greatness of his films.João César Monteiro is one of the few directors whose films are not for pop corn munching audiences who excel in inane bigotry.As far as this film is concerned one should not be misled by what is written as synopsis."À Flor do Mar" is something more than few words which have been written as a condensed statement.The truth is that there is hardly any story in the film.What we really see are numerous moods and mood swings of various characters which have no bearing on this film's beginning,middle or end.By showing an isolated house,a beach and a seashore Joao Cesar Monteiro has revealed some of the most precious hidden talents of Portuguese actress Teresa Villaverde.


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