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The Oyster and the Wind (1997)

A Ostra e o Vento (original title)
A fantasy/mystery about the disappearance of a lighthouse owner and his daughter.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lima Duarte ...
José
Fernando Torres ...
Daniel
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Marcela
Floriano Peixoto ...
Roberto
Castrinho ...
Pepe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Débora Bloch ...
Mother
Hannah Brauer
Arduíno Colassanti ...
Magari
Amanda Foster Freire
Ricardo Marecos ...
Pedro
Rodrigo Moreira
Charles Paraventi ...
Saulo (voice)
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Carrera
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A young girl named Marcela lives with her dad, Jose, a lighthouse keeper, and old Daniel on an island. The only contact the girl has with the world outside her home is by a boat with four sailors that pays a visit to the island in order to take them supplies. Daniel, who not only protects her from her dad's strictness but also teaches her how to be literate, is her source of tenderness. Her dad thinks she should be away from the world - though she wishes she could spend a few days in town. Then one day, as she has her first period and becomes a woman, she starts feeling sexuality through the blowing wind, which she talks to. Written by Marcelo Gonçalves de Freitas

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Fantasy | Drama

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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Suíte nº 3
(Sextante - Chegada do Barco - Marcelinha Entra no Passado)
Written & Performed by Wagner Tiso
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A film likely to influence many others
6 September 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film takes a simple story and tells it in a layered and time-spliced fashion that is truly unique. A group of sailors arrive at an island. They are there to deliver supplies to the lighthouse and investigate why no radio contact for some time. The place is as deserted and eerie as that in L'Avventura and only yields it's secrets through a series of set pieces weaving timelines in the story together, delivering the events that lead to the current point in time. Characters from different times walk through the same scenes, commenting on each others actions as the drama unfolds on camera.


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