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To the Left of the Father (2001)

Lavoura Arcaica (original title)
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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Cast

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:

Brazil

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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Color

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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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Saw it twice!
22 December 2001 | by m67165See all my reviews

Well, I've actually seen this one in its entirety only once. First time around I gave up after 2 hours. Then I thought I might as well try again, as there could be some other great scenes in the last 40 minutes that I'd like to see on the big screen. It was worth it. It starts very well, and I like the ending, and there's lots of great stuff in between. But I have to say that 2 hours and 40 minutes was too long for this one. And a bunch of great scenes do not make a great movie just because they're put together, at least not in this case, I don't think so. Anyway, if you're in the mood for slow cinema, try this one.


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