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Perfume de Gardênia (1992)

Driver who was left by his wife, who wanted to try a career in the movies, has to deal with their son's revolt when the latter finds his mother, whom he thought dead, singing in a nightclub.
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christiane Torloni ... Adalgisa
José Mayer José Mayer ... Daniel
Walter Quiroz Walter Quiroz ... Quim
Claudio Marzo ... Delegado (as Cláudio Marzo)
Betty Faria ... Odete Vargas
José Lewgoy ... Ody Marques
Raul Gazolla Raul Gazolla ... César Lamas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caio Fernando Abreu Caio Fernando Abreu ... Cameo role
Bruno de André Bruno de André
Suzana de Moraes Suzana de Moraes
Helena Ignez Helena Ignez ... Burglar
Oscar Magrini Oscar Magrini
Sérgio Mamberti Sérgio Mamberti
Marcelo Mansfield Marcelo Mansfield
Matilde Mastrangi Matilde Mastrangi
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Driver who was left by his wife, who wanted to try a career in the movies, has to deal with their son's revolt when the latter finds his mother, whom he thought dead, singing in a nightclub.

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Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

August 1992 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Scent of Gardenias See more »

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Color
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Final film of Paulo Villaça and only film performance of writer Caio Fernando Abreu. Both died from AIDS complications in the 1990's. See more »

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Edited into Helena Zero (2006) See more »

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Beautifully atmospheric crime drama
26 February 2012 | by tuula-1See all my reviews

I saw this years ago, but it has stayed in my memory better than most films. There is something captivatingly twisted about the atmosphere: it almost plays out like a love triangle between the driver, his son and his estranged wife, the boy's mother. As a bonus there are some hilarious scenes from the B-films the wife supposedly starred in, which still somehow do not distract from the overall dramatic, even melodramatic tone. Though a traditionally done, plot- and character driven film, rather than anything experimental, there is something wonderfully odd underneath the surface; maybe it is the depths of feeling the character's are so desperately trying to hide.


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