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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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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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Documentary | Short

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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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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 »

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Features Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945) See more »

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O Guarani
Written by Antônio Carlos Gomes
Arranged and Produced by Geraldo Flach
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The best short-movie I ever seen in my life
4 January 2003 | by jordaniSee all my reviews

Jorge Furtado needed no more than 13 minutes to prove his theory "there's no God", showed in the beginning of the movie. This movie is as raw as fresh meat and cuts like a knife. No more words to describe. You must see it for yourself. Believe me, after you watch this movie you won't forget it never more.


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