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The Three Marias (2002)
"As Três Marias" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  2 August 2002 (Brazil)
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Woman uses her three daughters to avenge their father and brothers, killed by a jealous ex-fiancé.

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Cast overview:
Marieta Severo ...
Filomena Capadócio
Júlia Lemmertz ...
Maria Francisca (as Julia Lemmertz)
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Luíza Mariani ...
Maria Pia
Carlos Vereza ...
Firmino Santos Guerra
Enrique Diaz ...
Zé das Cobras (as Enrique Díaz)
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Jesuíno Cruz
Tuca Andrada ...
Chief Tenório
Lázaro Ramos ...
Catrevagem
Cassiano Carneiro ...
José Tranquilo Santos Guerra
André Barros ...
João Capadócio
Fábio S. Limma ...
Arcanjo Santos Guerra
Alexandre Borges ...
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In Bahia, a woman spurns a suitor she'd rejected thirty years before. In response, he and his sons sadistically kill her husband and sons. She gathers her three daughters and swears revenge, sending each to hire a killer who's to bring her the head of his victim. Maria Francisca is to hire Zé das Cobras, who eats snakes for courage and won't talk directly to women. Maria Rosa is to hire Chief Tenório, a righteous policeman currently on the hunt for a mad dog. Maria Pia is to hire Jesuíno Cruz, whom she must first spring from prison, and who cuts his victim's in half so that God and Satan get their share. Will the daughters succeed? Will justice be done? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Mythic emoting in Brazil
31 May 2003 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

"Three Marias (As Três Marias)" is a lush, highly stylized, operatic story that acts as if it's telling a traditional, mythic tale of thwarted love and violent revenge with lots of Biblical references, but in modern dress and cars in rural Brazil.

Medea comes to mind as an antecedent for the matriarch who sets in motion violent feelings and their brutal aftermath. The characters are types, not individuals, each representing a strong emotion, with much less seduction than I had anticipated by her "by whatever means necessary" instruction to her three titular daughters.

I thought I either wasn't following the chronology, let alone keeping the somewhat similar characters straight, or that the projectionist had mixed up the reels, until I realized that the repetitions were supposed to be ironic as destiny takes unanticipated turns.

The subtitles are full of misspellings and typos.


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