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God's Comedy (1995)

A Comédia de Deus (original title)
João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cláudia Teixeira Cláudia Teixeira ... Joaninha (as Cláudia Teixeira Oliveira)
João César Monteiro ... João de Deus (as Max Monteiro)
Manuela de Freitas Manuela de Freitas ... Judite
Raquel Ascensão Raquel Ascensão ... Rosarinho
Gracinda Nave ... Felícia
Patrícia Abreu Patrícia Abreu ... Alexandra
Saraiva Serrano Saraiva Serrano ... Sr. Tomé
Maria João Ribeiro Maria João Ribeiro ... Carmen
Bruno Sousa Bruno Sousa ... Bruno
Ana Reis Ana Reis ... Menina da Janela
Maria Ester Caldeira Maria Ester Caldeira ... Peixeira
Rui Luís Rui Luís ... Sr. Evaristo
Dinis Gomes Dinis Gomes ... Linguiça (as Dinis Neto Jorge)
Glicínia Quartin Glicínia Quartin ... D. Antónia
Sandra Figueiredo Sandra Figueiredo ... Beatriz
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João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and purity to attain heaven. The surrounding world, however, does not comply with his decaying vision of lust and decay as a way of achieving his purpose. Written by umyde

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Portugal | France | Italy | Denmark

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

19 January 1996 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Dolby SR

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1.66 : 1
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Etracto da 'Misa Santa Caecilia' (Agnus Dei)
Music by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performed by The Academy of Ancient Music (as Academy of Ancient Music) et The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford (as o Choir of Christ Cathedral de Oxford)
Conducted by Simon Preston
(p) 1980 L'OISEAU-LYRE - The DECCA Record Company, London
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Overrated, Dull and Boring
30 April 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Today I have bought "God's Comedy" on an imported DVD. Actually a very cheap DVD without Menu; spoken in Portuguese from Portugal (very difficult to be understood by a Brazilian); and subtitles in English that can not be removed.

I had great expectations with this movie, based on the IMDb User Rating of 7.2; the reference on the front cover of the DVD ("Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner"; and the name of the famous Portuguese director João César Monteiro, since I was curious to see a film of this director.

Unfortunately I found "A Comédia de Deus" overrated, dull and boring and I have stopped watching this film approximately at 70 minutes running time. As far as I saw, the plot is inexistent: João de Deus (Max Monteiro) is the manager of the ice-cream shop Paraíso dos Gelados (meaning Paradise of the frozen ones). He is very concerned with cleansing and demands that the girls wash their hands carefully to avoid a health problem. This pretentious film is so lame and boring that I was not able to see it until the end and I have skipped it. My vote is one.

Title (Brazil): Not Available


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