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Isle of Flowers (1989) More at IMDbPro »Ilha das Flores (original title)


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Release Date:
1989 (Brazil) See more »
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Tagline:
A place where there's no God.
Plot:
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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

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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Brazil:Livre | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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Trivia:
Selected by director Pierre Étaix to be included as an extra, with his DVD edition of Land of Milk and Honey (1971).See more »
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Soundtrack:
O GuaraniSee more »

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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Woah, 14 February 2001
Author: Troy Delaney (troyd-3) from Santa Cruz, California

Saw this documentary short subject in my World Society course at UC Santa Cruz. It's about capitalism, told through the story of a tomato. But, thinking back on it, it was much more than just that tomato, that went into the making of the family's dinner, which was bought with money, which was acquired through the mother's perfume sales, which is an alcohol-based topical fragrance oil. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, this is how the film is paced. It is the very reason the word "Tangential" was created. Furtado is so crafty at taking you to places you never think you'll go; from painfully hilarious irony (the monty python-esque first 5 minutes), to head-battering shock (the history of "the second");just by mentioning a single word, you could travel from a dollar bill to a pile of emaciated bodies, within a matter of seconds. And none of the connections are far-fetched. His story is based on the theory of six degrees of separation, and how he arrives at those final, latent images of haunting truth is a trip that must be taken.

I was recently compiling a list of my favorite movies of 2000, and the best films I saw were the reissues of "The Exorcist" and "Blood Simple", and this, a 15 minute documentary about capitalism. Very weird, but it is true. If I ever get the chance to see this again, I will relish every second of it as if it were the first time. And if you are a student, you should check your campus library for "Ilha das flores", because it is amazing.

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