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A beautiful woman with a tragic past marries the owner of a small shipyard in an island, and they set up residence in a poor village. Besides not being able to adapt to the place, the partner of her husband becomes hostile to her presence.

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Adolfo Celi, Tom Payne (co-director) | 1 more credit »

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Alberto Cavalcanti (story), Adolfo Celi (story and screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eliane Lage Eliane Lage ... Marina
Abilio Pereira de Almeida Abilio Pereira de Almeida ... José Amaro
Carlos Vergueiro Carlos Vergueiro ... Manuel
Mário Sérgio Mário Sérgio ... Alberto
Oswaldo Eugênio Oswaldo Eugênio ... Chico
Adolfo Celi ... Genovês
Maria Joaquina da Rocha Maria Joaquina da Rocha ... Felicidade (as Maria J.da Rocha)
Tetsunosuke Arima Tetsunosuke Arima ... Mitaro (as T.Arima)
Alice Domingues Alice Domingues ... Zazá (as Maria Alice Domingues)
Zilda Barbosa Zilda Barbosa ... Diretora do orfanato
Célia Biar ... Girl 2
Gini Brentani Gini Brentani ... Genovesa
A.C. Carvalho A.C. Carvalho ... Fotógrafo alemão
Venéleo Fornasari Venéleo Fornasari ... Médico
Maísa Pereira de Almeida Maísa Pereira de Almeida ... Girl 1
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Marina is a beautiful and perfect young woman, daughter of leprous parents, living in an institution. She sees the chance to leave the place when the owner of a small shipyard in an island proposes to marry her. She accepts, marries him without love and moves to the small sea coastal village, where the gossiper dwellers make comments about her. The disgusting partner of her scum husband tries to rape Marina when her husband is traveling. Later, her husband dies in a boat accident, and a young and handsome sailor arrives in the island. Marina feels a great attraction for him, but is blackmailed by the former partner of her husband about the health problems in her family and her origins. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

19 September 1952 (Portugal) See more »

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Film acting debut of Abilio Pereira de Almeida. See more »

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When Manuel is chasing Marina the shot alternates in between night scenes (before the woman leaves the house and when they arrive in the town's square) and day scenes (whenever they're running in the forest). See more »

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Afraid of the Origins
11 February 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Marina (Eliana Lage) is a beautiful and perfect young woman, daughter of leprous parents, living in an institution. She sees the chance to leave the place when the owner of a small shipyard in an island proposes to marry her. She accepts, marries him without love and moves to the small sea coastal village, where the gossiper dwellers make comments about her. The disgusting partner of her scum husband tries to rape Marina when her husband is traveling. Later, her husband dies in a boat accident, and a young and handsome sailor arrives in the island. Marina feels a great attraction for him, but is blackmailed by the former partner of her husband about the health problems in her family and her origins.

"Caiçara" is a melodramatic and romantic story that begins very similar to "Stromboli", of the same year. The situation of a young beautiful woman that uses marriage to have a chance of a new life and moves to an island is identical in both movies. But then the plots are completely different, and the IMDb Plot Outline in completely inaccurate. The copy available in MAM (Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro) presented serious problem in the sound, and many dialogs were impossible to be understood in the projection. Anyway, "Caiçara" is a good movie not available on VHS or DVD. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Caiçara" (means a simple and humble dweller on the seacoast of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo states)


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