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Tiresia (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 October 2003 (France)
Tiresia is at the same time woman and man, according to Greek Mythology. Here, Tiresia is a Brazilian transexual living with her brother in the outskirts of Paris. Terranova, an admirer of ... See full summary »

Director:

Bertrand Bonello

Writers:

Bertrand Bonello, Luca Fazzi (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Laurent Lucas ... Terranova / Père François
Clara Choveaux Clara Choveaux ... Tiresia I
Thiago Telès Thiago Telès ... Tiresia II
Célia Catalifo Célia Catalifo ... Anna
Lou Castel ... Charles
Alex Descas ... Marignac
Fred Ulysse Fred Ulysse ... Roberto
Stella Stella ... Kim
Marcelo Novais Teles Marcelo Novais Teles ... Eduardo
Olivier Torres Olivier Torres ... Mathieu
Isabelle Ungaro Isabelle Ungaro ... Louise
Abel Nataf Abel Nataf ... Le fils d'Anna
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Storyline

Tiresia is at the same time woman and man, according to Greek Mythology. Here, Tiresia is a Brazilian transexual living with her brother in the outskirts of Paris. Terranova, an admirer of aesthetics, is a dreamer. His obsession with Tiresia leads him to kidnapping her. However, without her regular dose of hormones, Tiresia gradually starts to change back to a male. Displeased, Terranova blinds Tiresia and abandons her in the countryside. There, Anna takes charge of Tiresia, helping her recover. Written by A Verdade

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Drama

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French | Portuguese

Release Date:

15 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiresias See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Terranova: Roses aren't God's invention. Man took what God created and transformed them. I thank God that I'm here today. And not when roses didn't exist.
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Palme D'or Nominated Film Captures The Truth In A Myth.
3 October 2004 | by scott182-1See all my reviews

Why did this film keep me up until 6 AM this morning?? Why is this film still playing over in my head? The plot(based on a Greek mythological tale) in itself is conceptually humanistic, and decidedly modern in its themes. The plot plays out in a modest tempo, allowing the viewer to soak it all in. The film has a multitude of richness. Something shines, something shocks, something frightens, something speaks, something is seen. One of the most interesting works of cinema I have seen in a number of years, Tiresia is a challenging, disturbing yet rewarding watch. The visual language is compelling(some scenes are staged to look like an oil painting painted by Velasquez taking a surrealistic turn, others look like sketches from a Dali nightmare) but the real heart of the film beats out of the sublime performances. Brave actors who put their bodies and soul on display. Parts of the film leave you feeling voyeuristic, like watching something you know you shouldn't be but can't turn away from. Highly Recommended for those who prefer a steak of a film to a bucket of stale popcorn.


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