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Francisca (1981)

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Agustina Bessa-Luís (novel), Manoel de Oliveira (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Teresa Menezes Teresa Menezes ... Francisca 'Fanny' Owen
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... José Augusto
Mário Barroso Mário Barroso ... Camilo (escritor Camilo Castelo Branco)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francisco Brás Francisco Brás
Nuno Carinhas Nuno Carinhas ... Marcelino de Matos
João Bénard da Costa João Bénard da Costa ... (as Duarte de Almeida)
Isabel de Castro
Manuela de Freitas Manuela de Freitas ... Raquel
Glória de Matos Glória de Matos ... Rita Owen
Alexandre Brandão de Melo Alexandre Brandão de Melo ... Raimundo
Lia Gama Lia Gama ... D. Josefa
João Guedes João Guedes ... Marques
Cecília Guimarães Cecília Guimarães ... Judite
Adelaide João Adelaide João ... Clotilde
Teresa Madruga Teresa Madruga ... Franzina (frail)
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Storyline

Siamo in Portogallo, a metà del diciannovesimo secolo. Josè Augusto, donnaiolo, e Camilo Castelo Branco, scrittore, due aristocratici un po' decadenti, sono amici ma rivali in amore. Entrambi desiderano la bella e fragile Francisca, e, a causa di ciò, arrivano a rompere la loro amicizia. Per vincere la titubanza della ragazza, Josè la rapisce e la sposa ; ma una lettera anonima mette in dubbio la onestà e la verginità di lei. Turbato e geloso, il marito la lascia la seconda notte di nozze per incontrare la sua amante. Per Francisca è il crollo : ferita nell'amore e nell'orgoglio, si lascia morire durante un attacco di tisi. Alla sua morte, Josè ordina l'autopsia del corpo della moglie: la lettera anonima aveva torto, la moglie era illibata. L'uomo non regge al rimorso e si suicida. Written by rosebud6

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 December 1981 (Portugal) See more »

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Production Co:

V.O. Filmes See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Follows O Passado e o Presente (1972) See more »

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