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Down to Earth (1994)

Casa de Lava (original title)
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The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.

Director:

Pedro Costa

Writer:

Pedro Costa
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Inês de Medeiros Inês de Medeiros ... Mariana (as Inês Medeiros)
Isaach De Bankolé ... Leão
Edith Scob ... Edite
Pedro Hestnes Pedro Hestnes ... Edite's Son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cristiano Andrade Alves Cristiano Andrade Alves ... Tano
António Andrade António Andrade ... Kilim (as Antônio Andrade)
Daniel Andrade Daniel Andrade ... Nhelas
Manuel Andrade Manuel Andrade ... Tcheka
Raul Andrade Raul Andrade ... Bassoé
Joaquim Antunes Joaquim Antunes ... Pilot 1
Monica Calle Monica Calle ... Enfermeira em Lisboa
Joaquim Carvalho Joaquim Carvalho ... Pilot 2
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Actor convidado
Isabel de Castro ... Actriz convidada
João Gomes de Pina João Gomes de Pina ... Bassora
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Storyline

The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Portugal | France | Germany

Language:

Portuguese | Kabuverdianu

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Down to Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Only film by Pedro Costa to use professional actors. See more »

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Featured in Olhar o Cinema Português: 1896-2006 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Morna das sombras
Lyrics by Robert Desnos
Music by Raul Andrade
Performed by Raul Andrade
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