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O Estranho Caso de Angélica
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The Strange Case of Angelica -- Set in the 1950s, a photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.


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Release Date:
16 March 2011 (France) See more »
A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Pilar López de Ayala ... Angélica
Leonor Silveira ... Mãe
Ricardo Trêpa ... Isaac
Filipe Vargas ... Marido
Isabel Ruth ... Criada
Adelaide Teixeira ... Justina
Ana Maria Magalhães ... Clementina
Luís Miguel Cintra ... Engenheiro
Carmen Santos ... Mulher do Fotógrafo
Ricardo Aibéo ... Mendigo
Sara Carinhas ... Freira
José Manuel Mendes ... Dr. Matias
António Reis ... António
Susana Sá ... D. Rosa
Daniela Costa ... Amiga Angélica 1
Paulo Matos ... Homem da Gabardine
Sofia de Portugal ... Enfermeira
José Carlos Coutinho ... Padre
Maria Luísa Maia Pinto ... 2ª Senhora
Sónia Botelho ... Amiga Angélica 4 (as Sónia Botelho da Silva)
Luís Machado ... Médico
Susana Figueiredo ... Amiga Angélica 3
Maria Marques Gomes ... 1ª Senhora
Afonso Bonito ... Feitor
Andreia Vasconcelos ... Amiga Angélica 2

Directed by
Manoel de Oliveira 
Writing credits
Manoel de Oliveira (screenplay)

Produced by
Jacques Arhex .... co-executive producer
Leon Cakoff .... co-producer
François d'Artemare .... producer
Renata de Almeida .... producer
Maria João Mayer .... producer
Luis Miñarro .... producer
Cinematography by
Sabine Lancelin 
Film Editing by
Valérie Loiseleux 
Production Design by
Christian Marti 
José Pedro Penha 
Costume Design by
Adelaide Maria Trêpa 
Makeup Department
Helena Batista .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Mireia Ibars .... post-production supervisor
Rocío Martagón .... production manager: Spain
João Montalverne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
João Salomão .... second assistant director
Bruno Sequeira .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Ricardo Leal .... boom operator
Henri Maïkoff .... sound
Vladan Nedeljkov .... foley artist
Joan Olivé .... sound re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Aleksandra Stojanovic .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Miguel Almeida .... compositor
Christophe Croidieu .... compositor
Venancio David .... digital compositor
Christian Guillon .... visual effects consultant
Celso Leite .... compositor
Eugénio Marques .... visual effects producer
Pedro Rolo .... virtual set
Philippe Szabo .... visual effects supervisor
Ricardo Nuno Leonardo Viana .... animation
João Gaspar .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rodrigo Dray .... electrician
David Leite .... electrician
José Carlos Loureiro .... grip
Sebastian Naar .... first assistant camera
Inês Pestana .... second assistant camera
Maria João Schreck .... assistant camera
Jorge Trêpa .... still photographer
Hugo Vieira .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sara Cerejeira .... additional wardrobe
Yara Jerónimo .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Filipe Fernandes .... assistant editor
Victor Martos .... color timer
Enric Sebastià .... digital intermediate colorist
Laura Sánchez .... digital intermediate coordinator (as Laura Sanchez)
Other crew
Jorge Caixinha .... production assistant
Sandra Canais .... accountant
Sandra Fanha .... location manager: pre-production
Pedro Gonçalves .... production assistant
Carlos Jordao .... production assistant
Jorge Llama .... promotion manager
Clémentine Mourão-Ferreira .... production
Vanessa Oliveira .... production assistant
Rita Simão .... production coordinator
Paula Vaz .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"O Estranho Caso de Angélica" - Portugal (original title)
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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a meeting, 14 April 2014
Author: Armand from Romania

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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