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Isle of Flowers (1989)

Ilha das Flores (original title)
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »

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Douglas Traini ...
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Júlia Barth ...
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Irene Schmidt ...
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Takehiro Suzuki ...
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce of a pork meat; to the garbage can since it is spoiled for the consumption; to a garbage truck to be dumped in a garbage dump in "Ilha das Flores"; to the selection of nutriment for pigs by the employees of a pigs breeder; to become food for poor Brazilian people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A place where there's no God.

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The short opens with three short sentences on screen: "Este filme não é um filme de ficção. Existe um lugar chamado Ilha das Flores. Deus não existe." [This film is not a work of fiction. There is a place named Island of Flowers. God does not exist.] See more »

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Features Nazi Concentration Camps (1945) See more »

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O Guarani
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Written by Carlos Gomes
Published by PLUG, Porto Alegre
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Funny... at first.
18 April 2000 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

Funny at first, demolishing in the end. When I saw this movie for the first time I spend the first minutes laughing: the editing is fast paced and the voice over explains one after another different concepts that apparently are barely connected. But in the end all grows into a perfectly mounted description of the economical and political aberrations of our times, all in less than 30 minutes.


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