MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 781 this week

Abraham's Valley (1993)
"Vale Abraão" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 687 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 22 Jan 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
 
top
a list of 28 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Abraham's Valley (1993)

Abraham's Valley (1993) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Abraham's Valley.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Dória
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

38 years after the original story, Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine one night in a concert. He follows her and makes her face her past and with sadism takes a slow and painful revenge on her.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trêpa
Party (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The battle of the sexes? The forces of despair and seduction? On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério, a young man with old money, and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Irene Papas, Leonor Silveira
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória, Miguel Guilherme
God's Comedy (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro
Stars: Cláudia Teixeira, João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Patricia Barzyk, Anne Consigny
Francisca (1981)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Teresa Menezes, Diogo Dória, Mário Barroso
La lettre (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Pedro Abrunhosa, Antoine Chappey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, since and according to a 16th text.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Nicolau Nunes Da Silva, Ermelinda Pires, Maria Madalena
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Maria Amélia Matta, Jorge Rolla, Varela Silva
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Lima Duarte, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonor Silveira ...
Ema Cardeano Paiva
Cécile Sanz de Alba ...
Ema (young)
Luís Miguel Cintra ...
Carlo Paiva
Ruy de Carvalho ...
Paulino Cardeano
Luís Lima Barreto ...
Pedro Luminares
Micheline Larpin ...
Simona
Diogo Dória ...
Fernando Osorio
José Pinto ...
Caires
Filipe Cochofel ...
Fortunato
João Perry ...
Pedro Dossem
Glória de Matos ...
Maria do Loreto
António Reis ...
Semblano
Isabel Ruth ...
Ritinha
Dina Treno ...
Branca
Dalila Carmo ...
Marina (as Dalila Carmo e Sousa)
Edit

Storyline

Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to sleep in a separate room, to avoid waking Ema when he has to return late at night. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 1993 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Valley of Abraham  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune (Fantaisie-impromputu)
Music by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Nuno Vieira de Almeida (as Nuno V. de Almeida) (piano)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

dream atmosphere
24 January 2009 | by (Açores) – See all my reviews

I thought it was Rio Paiva. Definitely not Ribeira Grande. But then I discovered the beauty of Douro connection with Paiva. First of all, this is not a movie. There are no: high budget, jet set, studio tricks, special effects; neither any interest on that subject/form of film-making. Which is good, because it identifies Portuguese history (time and space) trough still images, giving some approach to Portuguese society and its complexity in terms of traditional behavior. This is a good film to fall asleep and then watch it sleeping. The process in which the narrative is constructed is very similar to other great Oliveira's masterpieces. As a film that you can watch sleeping, I do not pretend to make my statement as cynical as some would guess. But, instead of that, I pretend to clearly point this movie as one of the most potential surreal films I've ever watched. The plot makes it own sense if you really want to get involve in its own poetry. This is not a star system production, fortunately. Therefore, "watch it, then argue into the night".


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good Portuguese movies lovisa8
dazzling brush_the_snow
Discuss Abraham's Valley (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?