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The Forest (2002)
"A Selva" (original title)

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Young man, of Portuguese nobility ascendancy, starts working in a rubber plantation in the Amazon, in 1912, and falls in love with pretty Yayá, a married woman.

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Alberto
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Velasco
Maitê Proença ...
Dona Yayá
Chico Díaz ...
Firmino
Cláudio Marzo ...
Juca Tristão
Gracindo Júnior ...
Sr. Guerreiro
Zé Dumont ...
Agostinho
Roberto Bonfim ...
Caetano
Carlos Santos ...
Macedo
António Melo ...
Filipe
Ruy de Carvalho ...
Comendador
João Acaiabe ...
Tiago
Zózimo Bulbul ...
Procópio
Sergio Villanueva ...
Argentino
Roberto Frota ...
Lourenço
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Young man, of Portuguese nobility ascendancy, starts working in a rubber plantation in the Amazon, in 1912, and falls in love with pretty Yayá, a married woman.

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This movie is very well produced!
24 January 2009 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Adapted from a Novel by Ferreira de Castro (a Portuguese writer from the XX century) A SELVA is nice co-production between Portugal, Brazil and Spain, directed by Leonel Vieira. I didn't read the book so I can't tell about the novel itself or its adaptation to the screen, but I can tell you I did enjoy the movie and the way it was directed and produced. The cinematography is also good. I think it's visually very strong and beautiful. And about the production I must say it's above the average Portuguese movie! Probably because it's an international co-production and probably because it had more money than the Portuguese movies use to have, but a nice job was done anyway. The acting is very nice too. It was interesting to see actors from three different nationalities work together so well. The soundtrack has the typical music of an epic story but it's a bit unoriginal and repetitive. Overall I think A SELVA is one of the best movies in Leonel Vieira's career and undoubtedly one of the best (co-) productions of the Portuguese cinema ever. I score it 8/10 (one extra point for the nice production).


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