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Isle of Flowers (1989)

Ilha das Flores (original title)
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »

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Jorge Furtado

Writers:

Jorge Furtado, Cecília Meireles (book)
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Complete credited cast:
Paulo José Paulo José ... Narration (voice)
Ciça Reckziegel Ciça Reckziegel ... Dona Anete
Douglas Trainini Douglas Trainini ... Anete's Husband
Júlia Barth Júlia Barth ... Anete's Daughter
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Gosei Kitajima Gosei Kitajima ... Jeffu Masaki Suzuki
Takehiro Suzuki Takehiro Suzuki ... Jeffu Masaki Suzuki
Luciane Azevedo Luciane Azevedo ... Ana Luiza Nunes
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce of a pork meat; to the garbage can since it is spoiled for the consumption; to a garbage truck to be dumped in a garbage dump in "Ilha das Flores"; to the selection of nutriment for pigs by the employees of a pigs breeder; to become food for poor Brazilian people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A place where there's no God.

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Language:

Portuguese

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1989 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Isle of Flowers See more »

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The short opens with three short sentences on screen: "Este filme não é um filme de ficção. Existe um lugar chamado Ilha das Flores. Deus não existe." [This film is not a work of fiction. There is a place named Island of Flowers. God does not exist.] See more »

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The Wild Brazilian Capitalism, or The Difference Between Tomatoes, Pigs and Poor Brazilian People
25 November 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce of a pork meat; to the garbage can since it is spoiled for the consumption; to a garbage truck to be dumped in a garbage dump in "Ilha das Flores"; to the selection of nutriment for pigs by the employees of a pigs breeder; to become food for poor Brazilian people.

Today I have had the chance to see "Ilha das Flores", one of the first works of Jorge Furtado, one of or maybe my favorite Brazilian director in the present days. With a perfect logic, and a pace of video clip, Jorge Furtado exposes the wild Brazilian capitalism, where there are two countries: for those that can afford, and for the millions of miserable that are below a pig in the hierarchy of disputing garbage. This documentary is a devastating and overwhelming social critic to our modern society and may be seen as a funny satire by foreigners, but unfortunately reflects the sad reality of my country. Mandatory masterpiece! My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Ilha das Flores" ("Isle of Flowers")


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