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Cláudia Teixeira ...
Joaninha (as Cláudia Teixeira Oliveira)
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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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'Mild und liese wie es lächelt', extracto de 'Tristan und Isolde'
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (as Orquestra Staatskapelle de Dresden) e Rundfunkchor Leipzig (as os Coros da Rádio de Lepzig)
Conducted by Carlos Kleiber
Sung by Margaret Price (Isolde)
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dont' do it! don't
27 December 2001 | by (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium) – See all my reviews

To be honest I cannot elaborate on this one, as I only saw the first half hour of the movie. Comédia de Deus for me is the only movie that I ever ran away from, after some short debating with my two companions, leaving the other two spectators the cinema to themselves (I still sometimes wonder whether they managed to sit it out). The first half hour (fair is fair) is the most bewildering piece of fiction I ever saw, combining the utter idiocy of, say, the Police Academy series with the astounding 'la-di-dah, oh, what great art I'm making'-attitude of films as "Ulysses's Gaze".

Worst first half hour ever, but hey, maybe the rest was good. Go check yourself, though, because I've seen the last of this one.


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