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1 October 2004 (Brazil) See more »
A 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. She pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marieta Severo ... Carolina

Débora Falabella ... Young Carolina
Antônio Fagundes ... Luiz Cláudio

Rodrigo Santoro ... Young Luiz Cláudio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Barbosa ... Fellow #3
Dedina Bernardelli ... Woman 1 / Couple 2
Gabriel Braga Nunes
Clovis Bueno ... Fellow #2
Bianca Byington ... Woman 2 / Couple 2
Daniel de Oliveira ... Paulinho Oliveira
Antônio Fragoso ... Husband / Couple 1
Manoel Francisco ... Ballet's Professor
Ana Furtado ... Wife / Couple 1
Giulia Gam ... Carolina's Mother
Gilberto Hernández ... Cristiano / Soapopera
Fernanda Lima ... Maria Helena
Carlos Loffler ... Chamberman
Marcos Oliveira ... Nicolau
Henri Pagnoncelli ... 50 years old man
Charles Paraventi ... Fellow #1
Rodrigo Penna ... Young Nicolau
José Carlos Pieri ... General Telles

Herbert Richers Jr. ... Interviewer
Renata Sorrah ... Maria Helena / Vivian Maia
Ignes Vianna ... Actress
Jô Soares ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Filho 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
João Emanuel Carneiro 
João Falcão  play
Daniel Filho 
Tatiana Maciel  contributing writer

Produced by
Claudia Bejarano .... assistant executive producer
Caíque Martins Ferreira .... executive producer
Daniel Filho .... producer
Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues .... associate producer
Original Music by
Chico Buarque de Hollanda 
D.J. Memê 
Cinematography by
José Roberto Eliezer 
Film Editing by
Felipe Lacerda 
Casting by
Ruy Brito 
Art Direction by
Clovis Bueno 
Costume Design by
Bia Salgado 
Makeup Department
Lu de Moraes .... makeup artist
Production Management
Valeria Costa Amorim .... production manager
Mariangela Furtado .... production supervisor
Sylvia Ramos .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tatiana Fragoso .... second assistant director
César Rodrigues .... first assistant director
Rafael Salgado .... first assistant director
Art Department
Marcus Figueiroa .... assistant art director
Joana Mureb .... set dresser
Bia Pessoa .... art painter
Sound Department
Miriam Biderman .... supervising sound editor
Ana Chiarini .... dialogue editor
Marcel Costa .... boom operator
Zezé d'Alice .... sound mixer
Zezé d'Alice .... sound
Fernando Henna .... sound effects editor
David Miranda .... sound mixer
Maurício Pascuet .... foley artist
Daniel Turini .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Emerson Bonadias .... visual effects artist
Vanessa Mariano .... visual effects
Eduardo Sallas .... lead digital compositor
Thiago Sassioto .... digital intermediate conform editor: film recording
Marcelo Siqueira .... visual effects supervisor
Lilian Stock Bonzi .... digital effects artist
Karina Vanes .... post production assistant
Von Victor .... digital artist: rotoscope artist and compositor
Ariel Wollinger .... digital compositor
Ariel Wollinger .... film recording supervisor
Ariel Wollinger .... visual effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Silvia Gangemi .... assistant camera
Júlio Guimarães .... key grip
Tiago Rivaldo .... video operator
Paulo Souza .... gaffer
Music Department
Antonio Carlos Jobim .... composer: song "Chovendo na Roseira"
Other crew
Edu Pacheco .... set manager
Flavia Santos .... location manager

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Dona da História" - Brazil (original title)
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Brazil:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Anachronisms: The movie is set on the present day (2003/2004), and if the young Carolina is supposed to be 30 years younger than her mature self she would be living in 1973/1974. Instead, her younger self is clearly living in the 1960's, judging from the dresses she wears, the hair-style she uses and the historical events surrounding the story. The filmmakers were probably aware of this, but chose the 1960s because it's widely considered a far more interesting period in Brazilian history than the 1970s.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Middle of the World (2003)See more »
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A nutcase of a movie, 5 November 2011
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

My oh my, this was such a waste of time! I wish I could recover the 90 minutes of my life that I wasted in watching this lousy movie! This film is so dull, so boring, so slow, so predictable and so irritating. The plot is lousy, acting is lousy and direction is lousy aside some (but very few) beautiful landscapes of Brazil.

This movie tells the story of a middle-aged couple and how they met in their youth. In the present day, the wife is a bitter woman with an explosive temper and verbally attacks her husband for every little thing he does or says. She is simply impossible, and yet he still attempts to save their marriage.

Their romance in their youth wasn't much better either. Frankly, I hardly liked anything at all in this movie, which I consider one of the worst I have seen to this day.

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