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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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Manoel de Oliveira (screenplay)
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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
Luís Miguel Cintra ... Engenheiro
Leonor Silveira ... Mãe
Filipe Vargas ... Marido
Ana Maria Magalhães ... Clementina
Ricardo Trêpa ... Isaac
Isabel Ruth ... Criada
Ricardo Aibéo ... Mendigo
Carmen Santos ... Mulher do Fotógrafo
Paulo Matos ... Homem da Gabardine
Sofia de Portugal ... Enfermeira
Sara Carinhas ... Freira
António Reis ... António
Susana Sá ... D. Rosa
Daniela Costa ... Amiga Angélica 1
Adelaide Teixeira ... Justina
Maria Marques Gomes ... 1ª Senhora
José Manuel Mendes ... Dr. Matias
Sónia Botelho ... Amiga Angélica 4 (as Sónia Botelho da Silva)
José Carlos Coutinho ... Padre
Andreia Vasconcelos ... Amiga Angélica 2
Luís Machado ... Médico
Afonso Bonito ... Feitor
Susana Figueiredo ... Amiga Angélica 3
Maria Luísa Maia Pinto ... 2ª Senhora

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
Lluís Miñarro .... producer (as Luis Miñarro)
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 .... re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Aleksandra Stojanovic .... foley artist
Javier Valdés .... facility production manager
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)
Location Management
Sandra Fanha .... location manager: pre-production
Other crew
Jorge Caixinha .... production assistant
Sandra Canais .... accountant
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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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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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A ghost story - sort of, 3 December 2012
Author: ronchow from Canada

I was informed before the showing that Director Manoel de Oliviera was over 100 years old when he directed this film. So I took that into consideration. That may be one of the reasons I did not walk out half way through the screening.

However, in retrospect, this is not a bad film, but one that is very personal (for the director) to the extent it may not connect with everyone. Many inserts to the film (e.g. the labourers in the field) may have no bearing to the story but they were there. And an average Joe like me couldn't understand the reason why they were there. Metaphor, poetry, or scenery diversion may be the reasons but I could not tell.

In a sense it is a story about a young photographer losing his mind, and eventually his health, as a result of the escalating obsession following an encounter with a beautiful, dead woman. That I can relate to. But the story could definitely be told in a more lively, and less arty fashion to appeal to a larger audience.

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