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As Bodas de Deus (1999)

After receiving a visit from a messenger of God, João de Deus wins his buddy's girlfriend through a roll of the dice.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Durão ... Joana de Deus
João César Monteiro ... João de Deus
Joana Azevedo Joana Azevedo ... Elena Gombrowicz
José Airosa José Airosa ... Omar Raschid
Manuela de Freitas Manuela de Freitas ... Sister Bernarda
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... God's Messenger
Ana Galvão Ana Galvão ... Leonor (as Ana Velazquez)
José Mora Ramos ... Inspector Pantaleão
Fernando Mora Ramos Fernando Mora Ramos ... Psychiatrist
Fernando Heitor Fernando Heitor ... Butler Vasconcelos
João Listz João Listz ... Sparafucile
Jean Douchet Jean Douchet ... Bardamu
Filipa Araújo Filipa Araújo ... Celestina
Sofia Marques Sofia Marques ... Nun
Teresa Negrão Teresa Negrão ... Inês


After receiving a visit from a messenger of God, João de Deus wins his buddy's girlfriend through a roll of the dice.

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Joao Cesar Monteiro : Master of absurdity tackling religion single handedly.
18 July 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Joao Cesar Monteiro is no more with us.But for me he is the greatest filmmaker of all times.This film proves his talent in making absolutist comical dramas of hidden motives.He is a great actor too and has appeared in his own films on various occasions.It appears that the basic issue of this film is to ascertain whether a human being can be god or not.Everybody knows that it is difficult to be a god.Since this narrative idea is laden with umpteen elements of zany absurdity,a lot of patience is required to watch carefully the events unfold. Joao Cesar Monteiro has tackled Christian religion too in this film.The result of this conflict is delightful.There is a good cinematographic representation of old versus new too.This makes us aware of the fact that old people are full of wisdom unlike their young counterparts. This film like its filmmaker has kept a very low profile.This is the reason why it is not for people asking more and more action, happening and events.

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Release Date:

15 October 1999 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Dar Novos Mundos ao Mundo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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