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Limite (1931)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | October 1931 (UK)
Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past.

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Mario Peixoto

Writer:

Mario Peixoto
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olga Breno Olga Breno ... Woman #1
Tatiana Rey Tatiana Rey ... Woman #2
Raul Schnoor Raul Schnoor ... Man #1
Brutus Pedreira Brutus Pedreira ... Man #2 (as D.G. Pedrera)
Carmen Santos Carmen Santos ... Woman eating a fruit
Mario Peixoto Mario Peixoto ... Man sitting at the cemetery
Edgar Brasil Edgar Brasil ... Man asleep in the theatre
Iolanda Bernardes Iolanda Bernardes ... Woman at the sewing-machine
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Storyline

In a drifting small boat, two women and a man recalls their recent past. One of the women escaped from the prison; the other one was desperate; and the man had lost his lover. They have no further strength or desire to live and have reached the limit of their existences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

October 1931 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Limit See more »

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Production Co:

Cinédia See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (sound-on-disc)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Features The Adventurer (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

Gymnopédies
(1898)
(excerpt from Nº 1)
Composed by Erik Satie
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Limit
13 April 2008 | by zolaaarSee all my reviews

'Limite' is a great, poetic, inspiring mystery ride. I dare to say that it is the visually best film I've seen from that era. The slow, unique pace and the repeating structure of its main musical motif, Erik Satie's theme 'Gymnopédie', intensify the suggestive effect of the immensely beautifully captured images in a magnificent montage and unfolds one of the great philosophical questions of the 20th century: the unsolvable contradiction between transience of human life and the eternity of the universe. The story is hard to access, because Peixoto almost always works with flashbacks and rare title links, so we have to solve the puzzle for our own. Nevertheless, it's the imagery that is so fascinating, full of suicidal feelings, desperateness, tristesse and wonderfully compositions of nature - trees, foggy landscapes, waves. An unparalleled cinematic experience I will not forget and of course highly recommended.


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