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Isle of Flowers (1990) More at IMDbPro »Ilha das Flores (original title)


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A place where there's no God.
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Cast

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Paulo José ... Narration (voice)
Ciça Reckziegel ... Dona Anete
Douglas Traini ... Anete's Husband
Júlia Barth ... Anete's Daughter
Irene Schmidt ... Anete's Customer
Gosei Kitajima ... Jeffu Masaki Suzuki
Takehiro Suzuki ... Jeffu Masaki Suzuki
Luciane Azevedo ... Ana Luiza Nunes
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Directed by
Jorge Furtado 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Furtado 
Cecília Meireles  book quotation

Produced by
Giba Assis Brasil .... executive producer
Nina Machado .... secretary of production
Monica Schmiedt .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Amon 
Roberto Henkin 
 
Film Editing by
Giba Assis Brasil 
 
Casting by
Silvana Patzinger 
 
Production Design by
Fiapo Barth 
 
Makeup Department
Viviane Gil .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nora Goulart .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Luiza Azevedo .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ênio Ortiz .... assistant art director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sergio Amon .... camera operator
Carlos Gerbone .... still photographer
Roberto Henkin .... location camera operator
Cleber Kühn .... chief electrician
Roberto Ramos .... electrician
Newland Silva .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Geraldo Flach .... musical director
Geraldo Flach .... musician: keyboards
Zé Flávio .... musician: guitar
 
Transportation Department
Antonio Da Silva .... driver
Lamir Gorgati .... transportation
 
Other crew
Giba Assis Brasil .... production assistant
Marco Crespo .... production assistant
Silvana Gabardo .... production assistant
Déborah Oltramari .... production assistant
Angel Palomero .... production assistant
Dainara Soares .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Romain Lesage .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ilha das Flores" - Brazil (original title)
"Island of Flowers" - International (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
13 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Brazil:Livre | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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Trivia:
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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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A little masterpiece, 5 June 2000
Author: Felipe Cavalcanti (fdgc@free.elogica.com.br) from Recife, Brazil

Here's a work that definitely proves how exciting and questioning a short movie picture can be.

Acting as a director, writer and producer, Jorge Furtado couragely aims a dazzling machinegun at issues as assorted as religion, Holocaust, Brazilian government, poverty, capitalism, and how human intelligence has been used throughout the ages.

Using a dialectical method, and narrating the story in a way that "even a Martian would understand", in the words of the author, the film forges a real cinematographical theorem of Brazilian deplorable situation, borrowing as the stage a neighbourhood in the city of Porto Alegre (one of Brazil's most developed ones, by the way). The degrading scenario, however, would apply to any community on the world in which the effects of money (or its lack) on the lives of its inhabitants are more visible.

In the movie's touching final take, Furtado destroys the bourgeois concept of Freedom, quoting a line from one of Brazil's greatest poetesses, Cecilia Meirelles, and leaves us wondering whether modern 'civilisation' is as far as the human intellect can take us.

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