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

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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Selected by director Pierre Étaix to be included as an extra, with his DVD edition of Land of Milk and Honey (1971). See more »

Connections

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

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O Guarani
(excerpt)
Written by Antônio Carlos Gomes
Published by PLUG, Porto Alegre
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Impressed with the subject and execution
5 November 1999 | by SpackaSee all my reviews

This short is a fine example of people with something crucial to say, having to bend to commercial whims of entertainment in order to hold the audience's attention span long enough to get the message across. It is remarkably witty, and runs at a fanatical pace. The jokes cause a smile, but when the holocaust clips arise, we get the clue that there are weighty matters at stake here. People need to see films like this. Remarkably effective.


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