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A Festa da Menina Morta (2008)

For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girls Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous ... See full synopsis »


Hilton Lacerda, Matheus Nachtergaele (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Santinho
Juliano Cazarré Juliano Cazarré ... Tadeu
Jackson Antunes Jackson Antunes ... Pai
Ednelsa Sahdo Ednelsa Sahdo ... Tia (as Ednelza Sahdo)
Conceição Camaroti Conceição Camaroti ... Das Graças (as Conceição Camarotti)
Laureane Gomes Laureane Gomes ... Lúcia
Cássia Kis Cássia Kis ... Mãe (as Cássia Kiss)
Aninha Bimba Aninha Bimba ... Mãe da Menina Morta
Dira Paes ... Diana
Papaguara Papaguara ... Seu Ciço
Paulo José Paulo José ... Padre
Francisco Mendes Francisco Mendes ... Anderson
Rosa Malagueta Rosa Malagueta ... Malagueta
Bita Catão Bita Catão ... Cabocla (as Bitta Catão)
Douglas Teixeira Douglas Teixeira ... Índio Breaker


For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girls Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT, a soon local boy who, soon after suffering his mothers suicide, recovered the shredded and bloodstained remains of a missing girls dress from the fangs of a stray mongrel. The little girls remains were never found, but those of her dress Saints were enshrined to create in The Saints humble dwelling a place of worship and pilgrimage.

The practices of the cult and the annual feast evolved over the years into a huge enterprise, despite persistent objections from the dead girls brother, TADEU. These days, the inhabitants of nearby Amazon villages visit the small town on the holy day to worship, pray and beg, as they anxiously await the girls revelations, which are to be channeled by The Saint.

The Saints FATHER is eager to exploit every opportunity to profit from the ...

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Release Date:

11 June 2009 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

La fête de la fille morte See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Festa da Menina Morta
Written by Daniel de Oliveira
Performed by Daniel de Oliveira
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Great directorial debut!
10 December 2009 | by rotildaoSee all my reviews

Matheus Nachtergaele is known as a superb and a most complete actor, and now as he sits behind the cameras in his directorial debut, a good feeling comes out of this experience: we want more! Definitely, the film has some highs and lows, but overall he delivers the message and still wets our appetite for he chooses an excellent story and the perfect landscape that mixes perfectly all plurality of Brazilian's multicultural backgrounds. The images blend water and oil magically; however, one might feel that there could be some exaggerations in some of the acting, and some long pauses in the script, which might slow things down in very few moments. In sum, I believe to be a great debut, and this new director deserves all possible attention now, and I hope, in a brief future as well. Beautiful work Matheus!

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