6.2/10
94
4 user 1 critic

Vestido de Noiva (2006)

While in the hospital, after being run over, Alaíde thinks about her life, specially after the moment she'd found the diary of Madame Clessy, in the house where her family had moved in, which was a former bordello.

Director:

Joffre Rodrigues
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sandra Barsotti Sandra Barsotti ... D. Laura
Camilo Beviláqua Camilo Beviláqua
Maria Esmeralda Maria Esmeralda
Ângela Fabri Ângela Fabri
Buza Ferraz Buza Ferraz ... Jornalista
Branca Ferrazo
Rogério Fróes
Luiz Furlaneto Luiz Furlaneto ... Pai
Bete Mendes
Marcela Moura Marcela Moura
Luiz Nicolau Luiz Nicolau
Tonico Pereira Tonico Pereira
Rocco Pitanga Rocco Pitanga
Marília Pêra ... Madame Clessy
Nelson Sacha Rodrigues Nelson Sacha Rodrigues ... Pimenta
Learn more

More Like This 

Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Helena Ignez, Michele Matalon
Stars: Carlos Careqa, Carlos Figueiredo, Beth Goulart
O Gerente (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on the eponymous tale by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, the film tells of a bank manager who had the fetish of biting the hand of women in society.

Director: Paulo César Saraceni
Stars: Othon Bastos, Maria Lúcia Dahl, Joana Fomm
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Glorinha, a middle-class 15 year old girl, always thought her mother Judite had killed herself, and that her father Gilberto has gone crazy as result. Her friend Nair takes her to a ... See full summary »

Director: Braz Chediak
Stars: Lídia Brondi, Sadi Cabral, Rubens Correia
Boca (1994)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.

Directors: Walter Avancini, Zalman King
Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Martin Kemp, Tarcísio Meira
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Billy Davis
Stars: Jece Valadão, Odete Lara, Lia Rossi
Gêmeas (1999)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Andrucha Waddington
Stars: Fernanda Torres, Evandro Mesquita, Francisco Cuoco
Treason (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three short stories adapted from Nelson Rodrigues works and all revolving around infidelity, some with humored moments and others with more tragic results. "Traição" ("Betrayal") presents ... See full summary »

Directors: José Henrique Fonseca, Arthur Fontes, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Tuca Andrada, Alexandre Borges, Pedro Cardoso
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Murilo Benício
Stars: Débora Falabella, Marcelo Flores, Stênio Garcia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra
Edit

Storyline

In 1942, in Rio de Janeiro, the twenty-five years old Alaíde is run over while crossing Carioca Street. She arrives in coma in the hospital, and while being submitted to an emergency surgery, she recalls her life since her family moved to a former brothel, mixing hallucination, reality and memory. In her surrealistic daydream, she meets Madame Clessy, the owner of the bordello that died in 1905, killed by her seventeen years old lover, and she tells a passionate and tragic love story between her husband Pedro, her jealous sister Lúcia and herself, and how Madame Clessy died. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

crossing street | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

User Reviews

 
Hallucination, Reality and Memory, In a Surrealistic Daydream
14 April 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1942, in Rio de Janeiro, the twenty-five years old Alaíde (Simone Spoladore) is run over while crossing Carioca Street. She arrives in coma in the hospital, and while being submitted to an emergency surgery, she recalls her life since her family moved to a former brothel, mixing hallucination, reality and memory. In her surrealistic daydream, she meets Madame Clessy (Marília Pêra), the owner of the bordello that died in 1905, killed by her seventeen years old lover, and she tells a passionate and tragic love story between her husband Pedro (Marcos Winter), her jealous sister Lúcia (Letícia Sabatella) and herself, and how Madame Clessy died.

"Vestido de Noiva" is a successful play written by the outstanding Brazilian dramaturge Nelson Rodrigues in 1941. This adaptation to the cinema is directed by his son, Joffre Rodrigues, as homage to his father, who died on 21 December 1980. Marília Pera is stunning as usual, and Simone Spoladore, Letícia Sabatella and Marcos Winter have also magnificent performances. The cinematography and art direction are splendorous and the music score is of first-rate. The highly recommended DVD has subtitles in English and French; therefore I believe that can be found overseas. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Vestido de Noiva" ("Wedding Dress")


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

10 November 2006 (Brazil) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed