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Amazon (1990)

Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and ... See full summary »

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Mika Kaurismäki
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kari Väänänen ... Kari
Robert Davi ... Dan
Rae Dawn Chong ... Paola
Minna Sovio Minna Sovio ... Nina (as Minna)
Aili Sovio Aili Sovio ... Lea
Ruy Polanah Ruy Polanah ... Julio Cesar (as Rui Polanah)
Pirkko Hämäläinen Pirkko Hämäläinen ... Susanne
Expedito Barreira Expedito Barreira ... Dealer
Luis Otavio Luis Otavio ... Money Changer
Sidney Martins Sidney Martins ... Thief
Ana Mel Ana Mel ... Black Whore
Abimael Tosin Abimael Tosin ... First Flight Customer
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Storyline

Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences to the rain forest. Kari has mixed feelings about the project, until an accident puts him in the care of a local Indian tribe. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Adventure in a world where every man has his limits... and every dream its price.

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Finland | Brazil | France

Language:

English | Portuguese | Finnish

Release Date:

14 December 1990 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Amazonas See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Budget:

FIM 15,358,089 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alligators in this film were neither killed nor mistreated. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Haapasalo Goes America: Episode #1.8 (2014) See more »

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Mar De Emoções
Performed by Beto Barbosa
Composed by Beto Barbosa
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Beautiful
4 February 2009 | by tsolbakken-1See all my reviews

I admit I was a bit doubtful on whether Mika Kaurismaki could do a great movie that was most definitely not placed in Finland. Well, he could. As in his other movies, this is a quiet, calm and reflecting movie. I guess you could compare the particular style of this movie to Tarkovskij or Aki Kaurismaki. There does not seem to be much dramatic happening on the surface, but still all the main characters are going through major changes. There's this confidence in the cinematography and dialogs that made this a great movie for me. Sure, none of the characters seem to be born with much to say, but when they say something it hits every time.


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