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God's Comedy (1995)

A Comédia de Deus (original title)
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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Cláudia Teixeira ...
Joaninha (as Cláudia Teixeira Oliveira)
João César Monteiro ...
João de Deus (as Max Monteiro)
Manuela de Freitas ...
Judite
Raquel Ascensão ...
Rosarinho
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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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As sete últimas palavras de Cristo na Cruz 'Il Terremoto'
Music by Joseph Haydn
Performed by Le Concert des Nations
Conducted by Jordi Savall
Astrée-Audivis
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21 July 2003 | by (Santa Fe, NM USA) – See all my reviews

Pretentious, tedious pseudo-art. Probably written as a play and then adapted to a film. Virtually unwatchable, complete waste of time. One "hangs in there" waiting for the film to improve, but it never does. Lots of classical music gives the illusion of quality and high-art, remove the music, and you have a film-school throw-away, the entire thing should have gone unreleased. Lots of pretty young women, but merely a tease/window dressing. SKIP IT! So many good films, so little time...


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