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Desmundo (2002)

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The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570.


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Credited cast:
Simone Spoladore ...
Osmar Prado ...
Francisco de Albuquerque
Caco Ciocler ...
Ximeno Dias
Berta Zemel ...
Dona Branca
Beatriz Segall ...
Dona Brites
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luiz Carlos Bahia ...
Arrigo Barnabé ...
Músico 1
José Raul Barretto ...
Marinheiro 2
Antonio Tadeu Bassarelli ...
Músico 2
Giovanna Borghi ...
José Rubens Chachá ...
João Couto
Olair Coan ...
Jesuíta 1
Célio Fernandes da Silva ...
Coroinha 1
Marcos Daud ...
Cristóvão Boralho
Guilherme de Camargo ...
Músico 3


The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570.

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30 May 2003 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

La fiancée rebelle  »

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$137,509 (Brazil) (6 June 2003)

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Strong Portrait of Old Brazil
23 November 2002 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film portrays the suffering and humiliation of an ex-convent bound orphan given no choice but to get married to a colonial strongman.

Its spoken in archaic portuguese which seems like a big mix of formal portuguese and spanish. This makes it especially interesting to portuguese and spanish speakers. Of course subtitles are included to help out.

The actors did a great job, especially the female lead. Simone Spoladore is fast making a name for herself as one of the best females actresses of Brazil. Needless to say she is very beautiful as well. The male cast does just as well.

I recommend this film strongly. The archaic portugues and the haunting visual portrayal of Brazil in 1570's draw you into the period and the story of a desperate woman.

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