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2 August 2002 (Brazil) See more »
Woman uses her three daughters to avenge their father and brothers, killed by a jealous ex-fiancé. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marieta Severo ... Filomena Capadócio
Júlia Lemmertz ... Maria Francisca (as Julia Lemmertz)

Maria Luísa Mendonça ... Maria Rosa
Luiza Mariani ... Maria Pia (as Luíza Mariani)

Carlos Vereza ... Firmino Santos Guerra
Enrique Diaz ... Zé das Cobras (as Enrique Díaz)

Wagner Moura ... 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 ... Body Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taveira Júnior ... Sertanejo (uncredited)

Directed by
Aluizio Abranches 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Heitor Dhalia 
Wilson Freire 

Produced by
Aluizio Abranches .... producer
Eva Mariani .... producer
Cesare Petrillo .... producer
Vieri Razzini .... producer
Original Music by
André Abujamra 
Cinematography by
Marcelo Durst 
Film Editing by
Aluizio Abranches  (as Aluisio Abranches)
Karen Harley 
Art Direction by
Bruno Testore Schmidt 
Makeup Department
Martín Macías Trujillo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Severo Santos .... assistant production manager
Marcelo Torres .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Janaína Diniz Guerra .... assistant director
Fábio S. Limma .... assistant director
Olivia Rabacov .... third assistant director
Martina Rupp .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Miriam Biderman .... sound editor
Ana Chiarini .... dialogue editor
José Louzeiro .... sound
José Moreau Louzeiro .... sound mixer
Raphael Lupo .... sound editor
David Miranda .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Mauricio Couto Bevilaqua .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Toti Cardoso .... electrician
Ulisses Malta Jr. .... electrician
Ulisses Malta .... gaffer
Music Department
Renato Lemos .... conductor
Renato Lemos .... orchestrator
Other crew
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Mónica Lima .... production coordinator
Kenneth Rive .... presenter

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"As Três Marias" - Brazil (original title)
"The 3 Marias" - USA (DVD box title)
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90 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Nothing works out here!, 30 September 2002
Author: gazineo-1 from Brasilia, Brazil

Lame and ludicrous drama located in the Northern region of Brazil where a mother (Severo) and her three daughters (Lemmertz, Mariani and Mendonça) seeks revenge against the family that murdered their father/husband and brothers/sons. In this process, they came in contact with some strange figures like a professional killer called "Zé das Cobras" and some other weird parsonages. Bad dialogue, an almost amateur direction by Abranches and cardboard performances by the cast made this one a misfire in Brazilian modern cinema. I give this one a 4 (four).

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