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A Selva (2002)

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.


Leonel Vieira


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


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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 Roberto Bonfim ... Caetano
Carlos Santos Carlos Santos ... Macedo
António Melo António Melo ... Filipe
Ruy de Carvalho Ruy de Carvalho ... Comendador
João Acaiabe João Acaiabe ... Tiago
Zózimo Bulbul Zózimo Bulbul ... Procópio
Sergio Villanueva ... Argentino
Roberto Frota Roberto Frota ... Lourenço


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.

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Drama | Romance


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Portugal | Brazil | Spain



Release Date:

1 November 2002 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

La selva See more »

Filming Locations:

Belém, Pará, Brazil See more »


Box Office


€3,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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9 November 2002 | by DockelektroSee all my reviews

They tried, for the very first time, to do a movie, a portuguese movie, that finally knows how to use the amount of money it has on his shoulders. They tried, for the very first time to make a movie that manages to take people to the theaters and not make them think it's another portuguese movie. But Leonel Vieira already has been trying to do this with his previous features. So have they succeeded? Almost. The movie is the greatest technical achievement in portuguese cinema. For the very first time we have a film in Panavision, and for the very first time with a real symphonic score. It is a pity, then, that they chose such a weak actor to play the main role. Diogo Morgado tries, but he has too few lines and not a sign of character depth. The supporting characters are way better. Anyway, I hope that Leonel Vieira continues developing this taste for movies made for the audience... i sure wanna make them that way someday...

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