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God's Comedy (1995)
"A Comédia de Deus" (original title)

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cláudia Teixeira ...
Joaninha (as Cláudia Teixeira Oliveira)
João César Monteiro ...
João de Deus (as Max Monteiro)
Manuela de Freitas ...
Judite
Raquel Ascensão ...
Rosarinho
Gracinda Nave ...
Felícia
Patrícia Abreu ...
Alexandra
Saraiva Serrano ...
Sr. Tomé
Maria João Ribeiro ...
Carmen
Bruno Sousa ...
Bruno
Ana Reis ...
Menina da Janela
Maria Ester Caldeira ...
Peixeira
Rui Luís ...
Sr. Evaristo
Dinis Gomes ...
Linguiça (as Dinis Neto Jorge)
Glicínia Quartin ...
D. Antónia
Sandra Figueiredo ...
Beatriz
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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 purity to attain heaven. The surrounding world, however, does not comply with his decaying vision of lust and decay as a way of achieving his purpose. Written by umyde

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19 January 1996 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Die göttliche Komödie  »

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Etracto da 'Misa Santa Caecilia' (Agnus Dei)
Music by Joseph Haydn
Performed by The Academy of Ancient Music (as Academy of Ancient Music) et The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford (as o Choir of Christ Cathedral de Oxford)
Conducted by Simon Preston
(p) 1980 L'OISEAU-LYRE - The DECCA Record Company, London
COMA A AMVEL AUTORIZAÇAO DE POLYGRAM PROIECTOS ESPECIAIS
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The weaker mask of João César Monteiro
16 October 2002 | by (Monte Estoril, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Every João César Monteiro movie I see drives toward one conclusion: although being, in Portugal, the soul director whose vision of life, lust and decay is comparable to that of Baudelaire, Monteiro lacks the force of will that would make him a Rimbaud. The character João de Deus, central figure of a trilogy of which A COMÉDIA DE DEUS is the first part is none other than João César Monteiro masked as a detached and unsure version of himself. To see and to reflect on the weakest side of idealism.


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