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Abraham's Valley (1993)

Vale Abraão (original title)
Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writers:

Agustina Bessa-Luís (novel), Manoel de Oliveira (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Ema Cardeano Paiva
Cécile Sanz de Alba Cécile Sanz de Alba ... Ema em jovem / Young Ema
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Carlos de Paiva
Ruy de Carvalho ... Paulino Cardeano
Luís Lima Barreto Luís Lima Barreto ... Pedro Luminares
Micheline Larpin Micheline Larpin ... Simona
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Fernando Osorio
José Pinto ... Caires
Filipe Cochofel Filipe Cochofel ... Fortunato
João Perry João Perry ... Pedro Dossem
Glória de Matos Glória de Matos ... Maria do Loreto
António Reis António Reis ... Semblano
Isabel Ruth ... Ritinha
Dina Treno Dina Treno ... Branca
Dalila Carmo ... Marina (as Dalila Carmo e Sousa)
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Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to the Valley of Abraham. Carlo loves her, but decides to sleep in a separate room, to avoid waking Ema when he has to return late at night. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Drama

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Connections

Referenced in Cinéma, de notre temps: Oliveira - L'architecte (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
Music by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by Nuno Vieira de Almeida (piano)
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um, not my kind of thing
9 April 2018 | by pbeno-49876See all my reviews

Dreary, dull exhibition of post-modern amoralism. Not a single interesting, likeable, or unlikeable character from top to bottom. Almost watched the whole thing til I realized I could have listened to The Ramones instead.


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Country:

France | Portugal | Switzerland

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 September 1993 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Valley of Abraham See more »

Filming Locations:

Peso da Regua, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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