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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 ...
Mother
Simone Spoladore ...
Ana
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Pedro, the elder brother
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Lula, the younger brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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The waiting wasn't worthless
30 September 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This movie gained a cult-status because it won more than 30 international awards, received more praise from the Brazilian critics than any other feature of that year, but was never released on DVD or VHS until last week. But the waiting wasn't worthless: the movie is a masterpiece. Few films are so honest and love their characters so much as this one, and has so much faith in it's material. Carvalho's directing is clearly very elaborate, and makes every frame seems poetic... The baroque cinematography and the score reflects perfectly the mood of the characters, the sound mixing is nearly perfect, and the cast is, without exception, magnificent. Certainly one of the most overlooked films ever, but this time, the public cannot be blamed.


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