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The Oyster and the Wind (1997)

A Ostra e o Vento (original title)
A fantasy/mystery about the disappearance of a lighthouse owner and his daughter.

Director:

Walter Lima Jr.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lima Duarte Lima Duarte ... José
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres ... Daniel
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ... Marcela
Floriano Peixoto ... Roberto
Castrinho Castrinho ... Pepe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Débora Bloch Débora Bloch ... Mother
Hannah Brauer Hannah Brauer
Arduíno Colassanti Arduíno Colassanti ... Magari
Amanda Foster Freire Amanda Foster Freire
Ricardo Marecos Ricardo Marecos ... Pedro
Charles Paraventi Charles Paraventi ... Saulo (voice)
Rodrigo Rocha ... (as Rodrigo Moreira)
Marcio Vito ... Carrera
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Storyline

A young girl named Marcela lives with her dad, Jose, a lighthouse keeper, and old Daniel on an island. The only contact the girl has with the world outside her home is by a boat with four sailors that pays a visit to the island in order to take them supplies. Daniel, who not only protects her from her dad's strictness but also teaches her how to be literate, is her source of tenderness. Her dad thinks she should be away from the world - though she wishes she could spend a few days in town. Then one day, as she has her first period and becomes a woman, she starts feeling sexuality through the blowing wind, which she talks to. Written by Marcelo Gonçalves de Freitas

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Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Ravina Filmes

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

30 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Oyster and the Wind See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ravina Produções See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Suíte nº 5
(Marcela e o Lençol - Adágio do Vento - Assovio de Saulo)
Written & Performed by Wagner Tiso
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beautiful, mellow and enchanting
11 October 2006 | by EmerencianoSee all my reviews

Maybe you are not ready to see such a film. I'm not saying people can not understand what it is about, but it is obvious that sometimes people just do not expect to see such beauty in the screen. That's the story of a young beautiful girl who live alone in a small city where the lighthouse is the biggest and most important thing they have. The direction makes this apparently simple and naive story a nice and interesting programme to be seen. The young girl and the wind (yes, the wind) have a special friendship, and this goes on during the whole picture. That's the backbone of the story. The facts happen slowly and this pace gives the movie a mellow atmosphere.


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