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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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Awards:
3 wins See more »
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The Wild Brazilian Capitalism, or The Difference Between Tomatoes, Pigs and Poor Brazilian People See more (14 total) »

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

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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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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Wild Brazilian Capitalism, or The Difference Between Tomatoes, Pigs and Poor Brazilian People, 25 November 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

Today I have had the chance to see "Ilha das Flores", one of the first works of Jorge Furtado, one of or maybe my favorite Brazilian director in the present days. With a perfect logic, and a pace of video clip, Jorge Furtado exposes the wild Brazilian capitalism, where there are two countries: for those that can afford, and for the millions of miserable that are below a pig in the hierarchy of disputing garbage. This documentary is a devastating and overwhelming social critic to our modern society and may be seen as a funny satire by foreigners, but unfortunately reflects the sad reality of my country. Mandatory masterpiece! My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Ilha das Flores" ("Isle of Flowers")

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