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Gabriela (1983)

Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (original title)
In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon... See full summary »

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Bruno Barreto

Writers:

Jorge Amado (novel), Bruno Barreto | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sônia Braga ... Gabriela (as Sonia Braga)
Marcello Mastroianni ... Nacib
Antonio Cantafora ... Tonico Bastos (as Antonio Cantáfora)
Paulo Goulart ... João Fulgêncio
Ricardo Petráglia Ricardo Petráglia ... Prof. Josué (as Ricardo Petraglia)
Lutero Luiz Lutero Luiz ... Cel. Manoel das Onças (as Luthero Luiz)
Tania Boscoli Tania Boscoli ... Glória (as Tánia Boscoli)
Nicole Puzzi Nicole Puzzi ... Malvina
Flávio Galvão ... Mundinho Falcão
Joffre Soares Joffre Soares ... Cel. Ramiro Bastos
Maurício do Valle Maurício do Valle ... Cel. Amâncio Leal
Nildo Parente Nildo Parente ... Maurício Caires
Ivan Mesquita ... Cel. Melk Tavares (as Yvan Mesquita)
Luiz Linhares Luiz Linhares ... Cel. Jesuíno Mendonça
Emile Edde Emile Edde ... Poeta Argileu (as Emile Eddé)
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Storyline

In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon enter a passionate relationship, fueled by his strong attraction to her sensual nature. However, he soon grows annoyed by the attention she receives. Under advisement of his best friend, Tonico (Cantafora), he proposes to her, partly in the hopes that the attention quells. After their marriage, he insists that she dress and behave more modestly so they can be seen as more respectable. Unfortunately, she cannot help but stray and he is forced to annul the marriage when he finds her in bed with Tonico. Later, as both Nacib and the town begin to undergo a transformation, Nacib and Gabriela resume their relationship. The political ways of the town modernize slightly and Gabriela returns as Nacib's mistress. Written by Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

28 March 1983 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Gabriela See more »

Filming Locations:

Parati, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,318,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,318,839
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sultana, United Artists See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MGM bought the rights way back on 1964. See more »

Connections

Version of Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Tema De Amor De Gabriela (Love Theme From Gabriela) Gran Final
Music and Words by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim And Orchestra
Sung by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gal Costa
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Maria Zenaide
7 April 2007 | by notliuSee all my reviews

Gabriela is a great romance by Jorge Amado, a great Brazilian writer. In 1975 it was adapted to TV novel. It was very successful and we could see a young Sonia Braga at the beginning of her career. Years later we could see Sonia again but she was not young anymore. But her talent was much better. The movie only shows sexy scenes and the political history was on the second hand unfortunately. But there was a present for us. We could see in a short time a great Brazilian actress called Maria Zenaide, with her beautiful eyes making a little participation. On the other hand we could see her again and we could ask where are the great actresses of Brazil ? Unfortunately Brazil is a country with no memory and only shows what the directors think are good. Thanks God we can see Maria Zenaide making educacional commercial and she still sings Brazilian Songs though her band Grupo Avelloz, with good singers and musicians: Will Tom and Teresa Carvalho(both from Dama de Paus band), Jorge Som and Chaguinha Lima(from Siri Atômico band).


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