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Lavoura Arcaica (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 October 2001 (Brazil)
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Selton Mello ... André
Simone Spoladore Simone Spoladore ... Ana / Sister
Raul Cortez Raul Cortez ... Yohana / Father
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha Juliana Carneiro da Cunha ... Mother
Leonardo Medeiros ... Pedro / the elder brother
Caio Blat ... Lula / the younger brother
Mônica Nassif Mônica Nassif ... Sister
Renata Rizek Renata Rizek ... Sister
Denise Del Vecchio Denise Del Vecchio ... Prostitute
Luiz Fernando Carvalho ... André / Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felipe Abreu Salomão Felipe Abreu Salomão
Samir Muci Alcici Júnior Samir Muci Alcici Júnior
Leda Samara Antunes Leda Samara Antunes
Pablo César Câncio Pablo César Câncio ... André as a boy
Raphaela Borges David Raphaela Borges David
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to match. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

29 October 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A la izquierda del padre See more »

Filming Locations:

Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this remains the only film made by director Luiz Fernando Carvalho. See more »

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The waiting wasn't worthless
30 September 2005 | by flasussSee all my reviews

This movie gained a cult-status because it won more than 30 international awards, received more praise from the Brazilian critics than any other feature of that year, but was never released on DVD or VHS until last week. But the waiting wasn't worthless: the movie is a masterpiece. Few films are so honest and love their characters so much as this one, and has so much faith in it's material. Carvalho's directing is clearly very elaborate, and makes every frame seems poetic... The baroque cinematography and the score reflects perfectly the mood of the characters, the sound mixing is nearly perfect, and the cast is, without exception, magnificent. Certainly one of the most overlooked films ever, but this time, the public cannot be blamed.


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