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The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)

O Estranho Caso de Angélica (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 16 March 2011 (France)
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A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

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Angélica
Sara Carinhas ...
Freira
Susana Sá ...
D. Rosa
Leonor Silveira ...
Mãe
Ana Maria Magalhães ...
Clementina
Luís Miguel Cintra ...
Engenheiro
Isabel Ruth ...
Criada
Filipe Vargas ...
Marido
Ricardo Trêpa ...
Isaac
Carmen Santos ...
Mulher do Fotógrafo
Ricardo Aibéo ...
Mendigo
José Manuel Mendes ...
Dr. Matias
Paulo Matos ...
Homem da Gabardine
Sofia de Portugal ...
Enfermeira
Adelaide Teixeira ...
Justina
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A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica's beauty, but when he looks through his lens, something strange happens - the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night. Written by AnonymousB

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Also Known As:

El extraño caso de Angélica  »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,499 (USA) (31 December 2010)

Gross:

$47,743 (USA) (6 May 2011)
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The director came up with the idea for the movie 60 years ago, when he witnessed a similar scenario, to the point that the real dead woman was named Angélica. See more »

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Isaac does photographic darkroom work in an undarkened room. See more »

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a meeting
14 April 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is not an ordinary film. it is only a meeting. with Manoel de Oliveira vision about art purpose, with slices from Chagall art and. maybe, with the levels of an obsession. a film about art , love and life. raving, poetic, strange or touching, it is, like many of director movies, only a confession. and that is the key for be different. because, at first sigh, nothing is new. it could be a Gothic story adaptation, a film about mixture of dream and magic, a poem or remember about great paintings. an art movie by an immortal/legendary master who use, with precision, delicacy and inspiration known themes. in fact, it is only a touching story about common things. a poem in image who testify experience of a remarkable longevity. a film who remembers fairy tale and classic love stories. in fact, only a search. about axis of personal universe.


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