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To the Left of the Father (2001)
"Lavoura Arcaica" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  29 October 2001 (Brazil)
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »

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André
Raul Cortez ...
Father
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha ...
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Simone Spoladore ...
Ana
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Pedro, the elder brother
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Lula, the younger brother
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Felipe Abreu Salomão
Samir Muci Alcici Júnior
Leda Samara Antunes
Luiz Fernando Carvalho ...
André - Narrator (voice)
Pablo César Câncio ...
André as a boy
Raphaela Borges David
Fábio Luiz Marinho de Oliveira
Denise Del Vecchio ...
Prostitute
Laura Hallack Ferreira
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to match. Written by Anonymous

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awesome
11 March 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

it's a terrific movie. pretty slow, but that's the way the story has to go to put us inside the head of the characters. The silences (and there is a lot of them) are as important as the dialog, witch are pretty intense and full of meaning. The movie is based on a very hard novel, written in Brazilian Portuguese and sometimes is difficult even for Brazilians to understand a few lines. The movie keeps that structure, and it adds powerful images to the sentence. the acting is great, from the leading role to the character Ana, who doesn't speak at all but says a lot with the eyes. It's a difficult film to watch, but it is worth every second!


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