5.5/10
270
7 user

The Forest (2002)

A Selva (original title)
Young man, of Portuguese nobility ascendancy, starts working in a rubber plantation in the Amazon, in 1912, and falls in love with pretty Yayá, a married woman.

Director:

Leonel Vieira

Writers:

Ferreira de Castro (novel), Izaías Almada (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diogo Morgado ... Alberto
Karra Elejalde ... Velasco
Maitê Proença ... Dona Yayá
Chico Díaz ... Firmino
Claudio Marzo ... Juca Tristão (as Cláudio Marzo)
Gracindo Júnior Gracindo Júnior ... Sr. Guerreiro
Zé Dumont Zé Dumont ... Agostinho
Roberto Bonfim ... Caetano
Carlos Santos Carlos Santos ... Macedo
António Melo António Melo ... Filipe
Ruy de Carvalho ... Comendador
João Acaiabe João Acaiabe ... Tiago
Zózimo Bulbul Zózimo Bulbul ... Procópio
Sergio Villanueva ... Argentino
Roberto Frota Roberto Frota ... Lourenço
Learn more

More Like This 

Icarus (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Bernhard Weirather
Stars: Nina Proll, Monica Bleibtreu, Simon Schwarz
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

Director: Leonel Vieira
Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Vanessa Mesquita, Filipe Duarte
Dead Reckoning (TV Movie 1990)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A doctor, his wife and her lover make a voyage on the yacht of the doctor. But when the weather turns very bad they have to stop the seacruise and seek refuge on a lonley island. There ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Rick Springfield, Susan Blakely
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man suspects his wife of being unfaithful, but he's not prepared for what her confession will do to him.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
Stars: Taner Birsel, Basak Köklükaya, Iskender Altin
Dresden (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.

Director: Roland Suso Richter
Stars: Felicitas Woll, John Light, Benjamin Sadler
Resistance (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

On 16 January 1944, a reconnaissance pilot survives a plane crash in Delahaut in the Nazi occupied Belgium. The boy Jean Benoit finds the wounded pilot and brings him to the house of Claire... See full summary »

Director: Todd Komarnicki
Stars: Bill Paxton, Julia Ormond, Philippe Volter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two simple, unassuming, apolitical men have their lives changed forever when they find themselves hunted by agents of the ruling dictatorship.

Director: Leonel Vieira
Stars: Vítor Norte, Diogo Infante, José Eduardo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Axel Uriegas
Stars: Gabriel Porras, Fabiola Campomanes, Elisa Vicedo
Pieniä valheita (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The relationship between a priest's wife and the renovator crackles with passion. While the rectory terrace is being restored, there is a triangular drama at the fore: a priest, a priest's wife and a renovator.

Director: Matti Ijäs
Stars: Pirjo Lankinen, Vesa Vierikko, Martti Suosalo
Cronicas (2004)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

Director: Sebastián Cordero
Stars: John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Leonor Watling
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two amateur thieves are hired to steal an extremely valuable Van Gogh painting from the abandoned farm of an Argentinian countess.

Director: Leonel Vieira
Stars: Ivo Canelas, Enrique Arce, Flora Martínez
De Leerling (TV Movie 2015)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

LANA, a woman in her late 30s who teaches Dutch language at a secondary school, is at her wit's end about how to handle her new 17-year-old student Benny, an aggressive yet also very ... See full summary »

Director: Rutger Veenstra
Stars: Halina Reijn, Thijs Boermans, Ali Ben Horsting
Edit

Storyline

Young man, of Portuguese nobility ascendancy, starts working in a rubber plantation in the Amazon, in 1912, and falls in love with pretty Yayá, a married woman.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
The Law of The Jungle
19 October 2008 | by valadasSee all my reviews

This movie is inspired in the novel by the Portuguese writer Ferreira de Castro which was a best-seller in 1930 and was translated in several languages. In 1912 a Portuguese young man comes to Brazil running away from the Republic which had been proclaimed in Portugal in 1910, since he was a monarchist. He is educated (can even play the piano) but he gets only a job as "seringueiro" (rubber-gatherer) in a remote place in the Amazonian jungle which is almost like hell. The law there is the will of the white owners of the ground where the rubber trees grow and their foremen which can punish the workers (mostly Negroes or half-caste) by whipping or even killing them by such faults as not producing enough work or trying to escape, in a system akin to slavery. The workers while working in the forest are also subject to attacks by savage Indians tribesmen and wild animals such as ounces and jaguars. After a certain time the young man gets some kind of "promotion" and comes to work in the store and the office of the rubber estate where he gets better treatment and is even admitted at the table of the owner. There he falls in love with the beautiful book-keeper's wife which will bring him a lot of trouble in that kind of milieu. The movie is very well made and shows in a very realistic way the daily life in an Amazonian rubber estate. It's served by an excellent cast of performers including those who do the roles of the semi-slave workers. Its only flaw in my opinion is its inconclusive end after the final very violent scenes of the climax. But a good movie in any case.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Portugal | Brazil | Spain

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

La selva See more »

Filming Locations:

Belém, Pará, Brazil See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,600,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed