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Desmundo (2002)

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 ...
Oribela
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 ...
Henrique
Arrigo Barnabé ...
Músico 1
José Raul Barretto ...
Marinheiro 2
Antonio Tadeu Bassarelli ...
Músico 2
Giovanna Borghi ...
Bernardinha
José Rubens Chachá ...
João Couto
Olair Coan ...
Jesuíta 1
Célio Fernandes da Silva ...
Coroinha 1
Marcos Daud ...
Cristóvão Boralho
Guilherme de Camargo ...
Músico 3
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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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$87,992 (Brazil) (30 May 2003)
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17 March 2003 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Really original choices save "Desmundo" from falling into banality. Here, a young nun is sent to a portuguese colony in Brasil. There she is forced to marry a colonist who mistreats her frequently. She fights, but will it be a fair fight? The theme is new to cinematographic shores, and this movie is one of the few to deal with it: the portuguese kingdom in Brasil. And they try to make the best of it, but they can't help the movie to be unevenly paced, with varying intensity. The real conflict comes a little too late, and is little exploited. Anyway, they made a good choice of language (it sounds like the language of Galicia), and the cinematography is greatly achieved. The lead actress has great enchantment, and even the villain has some humanity sometimes, even if he's a scumbag. But it's a good bet, it is good to see this theme depicted on the silver screen.


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