A technical problem aboard a transatlantic flight forces a plane to land in Porto Santo, the small island of Madeira's archipelago where, according to a legend, Christopher Columbus the ... See full summary »

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Leonor Silveira ...
Fanny - the Amateur Photograph
Carlos Martins Medeiros ...
João, the Navigator
Ana Zanatti ...
Maria, the Museum Curator
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Mariana, Maria's Daughter
Miguel Silva ...
José, Mariana's Husband
Vicente José ...
Diogo, Mariana's Son (as Vicente José Silva)
José Eduardo ...
Old Man
Luísa Barbosa ...
Tourist 1
João Didelet ...
Tourist 2
António Plácido ...
Police Officer 1
António Cara D'Anjo ...
Police Officer 2
Alexandre Melo ...
Aircraft Commander
Isabel Melo ...
Flight Attendant
Carlos Subtil ...
Flight Attendant
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A technical problem aboard a transatlantic flight forces a plane to land in Porto Santo, the small island of Madeira's archipelago where, according to a legend, Christopher Columbus the 15th century navigator, lived for a while and entertained a sexual relationship with a widow and her nubile daughter. A girl photo journalist profits to stay the extra-needed days for repair, to visit the island - and eventually she'll become part of complex relationships among some of the secluded people of the island. Also, a yacht lost in the high seas in 1947 reappears from the misty horizon 50 years later - to unite Fanny and João, a contemporary navigator. Written by Artemis-9

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Veja a História que está por detrás destes nomes

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Drama | Mystery

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8 August 1997 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha de Colombo  »

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Trivia

Director Vicente Jorge Silva introduces his teen son Vicente José as Diogo, a child character, and his father 'Jorge Bettencourt Gomes da Silva, as the owner of a photo shop where Fanny reveals her photos. This is an homage to his 94-year-old father's life entirely dedicated to amateur photography. See more »

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Mariana calls out on the beach for her son, "Diogo! Pedro!" but the boy's name is Diogo, and there's no character named Pedro. See more »

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Features The Song from Earth (1938) See more »

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Beautiful film about a beautiful women in a beautiful island
15 April 2002 | by (Odivelas,Portugal) – See all my reviews

The story in this film is secondary:a divorced woman goes on holidays alone with her son to the island of Porto Santo,Portugal and ends up finding true love. Some might find the script boring and dull.I think it is simple and effective. But the main reason why you should see this film(especially IF YOU ARE PORTUGUESE)is because you'll get to know a lot about this beautiful island located in the Atlantic Ocean. Like for example:Did you know that Christopher Columbus used to live there with his wife and son? And if you're not interested in History or in amazing landscapes you should see it at least for Leonor Silveira's sake!Besides being probably the best portuguese actress of the moment(tied with Ana Moreira)in my opinion at least,she's also absolutely gorgeous and a true feast for your eyes indeed!


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