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Vida de Menina (2003)

The day-to-day life of a young girl in the town of Diamantina, Brazil, on the end of 19th Century, based on real life diaries.

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Helena Solberg

Writers:

Helena Morley (novel), Elena Soarez | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ludmila Dayer ... Helena Morley
Daniela Escobar ... Carolina
Dalton Vigh Dalton Vigh ... Alexandre
Maria Sá Maria Sá ... Dona Teodora (as Maria de Sá)
Camilo Beviláqua Camilo Beviláqua ... Tio Geraldo
Lígia Cortez Lígia Cortez ... Tia Iaiá
Lolô Souza Pinto Lolô Souza Pinto ... Tia Madge
Benjamim Abras Benjamim Abras ... Prof. Teodomiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margarida Aguiar Margarida Aguiar ... Vizinha
Valdete Cordeiro Valdete Cordeiro ... Generosa
José Rubens dos Reis José Rubens dos Reis ... Pai Filipe
Tarcísio Ferreira Tarcísio Ferreira ... Dr. Teles
Vinícius Ferreira Vinícius Ferreira ... Joãosinho
Thiago Fonseca Thiago Fonseca ... Renato
Elvécio Guimarães Elvécio Guimarães ... Padre Neves
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The day-to-day life of a young girl in the town of Diamantina, Brazil, on the end of 19th Century, based on real life diaries.

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The movie is based on the novel "Minha Vida de Menina" (The Diary of Helena Morley) wrote by Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant (under the pen name Helena Morley). See more »

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Version of Memória de Helena (1969) See more »

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a girl growing up in a decadent Brazilian mining town...
16 May 2007 | by smanciniSee all my reviews

Based on the journals of teenager Alicia Brant (aka Helena Morley), who lived in Diamantina, Brazil, after the once rich diamond veins were practically exhausted in the late 19th century. Her father's insistence on looking for the precious stone caused his family to live in perpetual poverty. The film is a sweet, if not too profound, piece about coming of age, family relationships and the importance of being true to one's self. "Vida de Menina" provides some beautiful shots of historic Diamantina (recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site) and surroundings, and nice acting especially by the protagonist (Ludmila Dayer) and Daniela Escobar.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 June 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Provincial Girl See more »

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