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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
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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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The beauty of the lenses
9 December 2001 | by (São Paulo) – See all my reviews

Lavoura Arcaica is already one of the best movies ever made in Brazil.

Concerning to Photography, it is a Master Class, totally out of conventional patterns. Art Direction is also accurate. Although in some moments the words just repeat what images show completely (no reason for that), it is amazing how a psychological book such as Raduan Nassar's novel has become a mature film. Cinema - in capital letter. A rare gem.


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