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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 »

Director:

Jorge Furtado

Writers:

Jorge Furtado, Cecília Meireles (book)
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Cast

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
Irene Schmidt Irene Schmidt ... Anete's Customer
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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Storyline

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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pig | dump | pork | japanese | supermarket | See All (35) »

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A place where there's no God.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

O Guarani
(excerpt)
Written by Antônio Carlos Gomes
Published by PLUG, Porto Alegre
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Funny... at first.
18 April 2000 | by TrufóSee all my reviews

Funny at first, demolishing in the end. When I saw this movie for the first time I spend the first minutes laughing: the editing is fast paced and the voice over explains one after another different concepts that apparently are barely connected. But in the end all grows into a perfectly mounted description of the economical and political aberrations of our times, all in less than 30 minutes.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1989 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Isle of Flowers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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