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A Dona da História (2004)

A 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. She pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates the story of her life through a game of innumerous possibilities... What if she ... See full summary »

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Daniel Filho
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marieta Severo ... Carolina
Débora Falabella ... Young Carolina
Antônio Fagundes ... Luiz Cláudio
Rodrigo Santoro ... Young Luiz Cláudio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Barbosa Paulo Barbosa ... Fellow #3
Dedina Bernardelli Dedina Bernardelli ... Woman 1 / Couple 2
Gabriel Braga Nunes Gabriel Braga Nunes
Clovis Bueno Clovis Bueno ... Fellow #2
Bianca Byington Bianca Byington ... Woman 2 / Couple 2
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Paulinho Oliveira
Antônio Fragoso Antônio Fragoso ... Husband / Couple 1
Manoel Francisco Manoel Francisco ... Ballet's Professor
Ana Furtado Ana Furtado ... Wife / Couple 1
Giulia Gam Giulia Gam ... Carolina's Mother
Gil Hernandez Gil Hernandez ... Cristiano / Soapopera
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Storyline

A 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. She pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates the story of her life through a game of innumerous possibilities... What if she wouldn't have gone to that ball? What if... instead of meeting the man of her life, with whom she married and had kids, she would have called a girlfriend and they went to the theater? What would be her destiny? What would have happened? In the plot the present talks to the past. A young woman projects her future in a fascinating game between memories and desires. Written by Daniel Filho

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

La dueña de la historia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$744,467 (Brazil), 1 October 2004, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The movie is set on the present day (2003/2004), and if the young Carolina is supposed to be 30 years younger than her mature self she would be living in 1973/1974. Instead, her younger self is clearly living in the 1960's, judging from the dresses she wears, the hair-style she uses and the historical events surrounding the story. The filmmakers were probably aware of this, but chose the 1960s because it's widely considered a far more interesting period in Brazilian history than the 1970s. See more »

Connections

References Carandiru (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Canta Brasil
Performed by Luciana Mello and Hapax
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A nutcase of a movie
5 November 2011 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

My oh my, this was such a waste of time! I wish I could recover the 90 minutes of my life that I wasted in watching this lousy movie! This film is so dull, so boring, so slow, so predictable and so irritating. The plot is lousy, acting is lousy and direction is lousy aside some (but very few) beautiful landscapes of Brazil.

This movie tells the story of a middle-aged couple and how they met in their youth. In the present day, the wife is a bitter woman with an explosive temper and verbally attacks her husband for every little thing he does or says. She is simply impossible, and yet he still attempts to save their marriage.

Their romance in their youth wasn't much better either. Frankly, I hardly liked anything at all in this movie, which I consider one of the worst I have seen to this day.


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