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Bela Donna (1998)

American couple move to the State of Ceará, Brazil, in the 1930s. The husband is looking for oil. His beautiful wife, Donna, soon falls in love with a rude but charming fisherman. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Fábio Barreto

Writers:

Amy Ephron (screenplay), Fábio Barreto (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Henstridge ... Donna
Eduardo Moscovis ...
Sophie Ward ... Lídia
Letícia Sabatella ... Benta
Florinda Bolkan ... Mãe Ana
Andrew McCarthy ... Frank
Guilherme Karam Guilherme Karam ... Silva (as Guilherme Karan)
Ângelo Antônio Ângelo Antônio ... Tonho
Odilon Wagner ... John
Jackson Costa Jackson Costa ... Afrânio
Nildo Parente Nildo Parente ... Padre Jorge
Arduíno Colassanti Arduíno Colassanti ... Comandante
Jurandir de Oliveira Jurandir de Oliveira ... Juca
Rita Martins Rita Martins ... Rita
Charles Paraventi Charles Paraventi ... Dr. Farina
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American couple move to the State of Ceará, Brazil, in the 1930s. The husband is looking for oil. His beautiful wife, Donna, soon falls in love with a rude but charming fisherman. The forbidden romance may destroy her marriage and upset the morals of the small village where they live. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Brazil | USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

White Dunes See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the Worst Movies of All Time
13 September 1998 | by vascoSee all my reviews

Director Fabio Barreto got a strange Academy Nominea for his last movie O Quatrilho. Quatrilho is a bad movie, but in Bella Donna, Barreto did one of the Worst movies of All Time. His adaptation of the novel Riacho Doce is ridiculous. Think with me how poor brazilians fishermen speak a perfect english? In the film they do. There isn't a Screenplay, It's only a very long videoclip with a beautiful places and many sex scenes with Moscovis and Henstridge.


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