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Daughters of Jemenja (1995)

Yemanján tyttäret (original title)


Pia Tikka


Paula Cavalcante (screenplay collaboration), Eeva R. Tikka (screenplay) (as Eeva Tikka) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Petra Karjalainen Petra Karjalainen ... Sini
Lui Mendes Lui Mendes ... Tiago
Anselmo Vasconcelos ... Jorge (as Anselmo Vasconcellos)
Eeva R. Tikka Eeva R. Tikka ... Sissi (as Eeva Tikka)
Hilton Santos Hilton Santos ... Preto Velho
Scarlet Moon Scarlet Moon ... Jorge's friend
Cristina Moura Cristina Moura ... Jorge's friend
Ricardo Petráglia Ricardo Petráglia ... Jorge's friend (as Ricardo Petraglia)
Luca De Castro Luca De Castro ... Jorge's friend
Lucas Petraglia Lucas Petraglia ... Jorge's friend
Ruy Polanah Ruy Polanah ... Zé, owner of the bar
Jorge Ventura Jorge Ventura ... Man with a gun #1 (as Jorginho)
Bozó Bozó ... Man with a gun #2
Caco Monteiro Caco Monteiro ... Boy in the favela (as Cacá Monteiro)
Marcos França Marcos França ... Man at the crossing (as Marcos 'Tim Maia' Franca)


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Special thanks for the end title song: "A Deusa dos Orixás" (Romildo e Toninho) performed by Clara Nunes Edicóes Musicals Tapajós Ltda. EMI Music Ltda. - Brazil See more »


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Surrealistic Mystery shot in Rio De Janeiro.
25 December 2003 | by chinaskeeSee all my reviews

" The Daughters of Yemanja" (Yemanjen tyttaret) is a surrealistic mystery shot in Rio de Janeiro concerning a Finnish woman's quest to solve the mystery of her sister's death. Alternating between Portogese, English and Finnish , with no subtitles ( the Director's intent), we follow the girl into the slums of Rio de Janeiro where everybody hates her because she's a white European but where she does finally solve the mystery with the help of practicioners of the Santerria religion. Not a bad little mystery whose understanding of it depends on how much of the dialogue you understand but which also forces you to really look at the characters faces to try and figure out what everybody's saying. Hand-held camera work and Brazilian music also add to the surreal aspect of the whole film.

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English | Portuguese | Finnish

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17 November 1995 (Finland) See more »

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