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The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)

O Estranho Caso de Angélica (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 16 March 2011 (France)
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A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira

Writer:

Manoel de Oliveira (screenplay)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pilar López de Ayala ... Angélica
Filipe Vargas Filipe Vargas ... Marido
Isabel Ruth Isabel Ruth ... Criada
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Mãe
Ana Maria Magalhães Ana Maria Magalhães ... Clementina
Susana Sá Susana Sá ... D. Rosa
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Engenheiro
Ricardo Aibéo Ricardo Aibéo ... Mendigo
Ricardo Trêpa ... Isaac
Paulo Matos Paulo Matos ... Homem da Gabardine
Adelaide Teixeira Adelaide Teixeira ... Justina
Carmen Santos Carmen Santos ... Mulher do Fotógrafo
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Dr. Matias
Sofia de Portugal Sofia de Portugal ... Enfermeira
António Reis António Reis ... António
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Storyline

A magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica's beauty, but when he looks through his lens, something strange happens - the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night. Written by AnonymousB

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Portugal | Spain | France | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

16 March 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El extraño caso de Angélica See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,499, 2 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,743, 8 May 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The director came up with the idea for the movie 60 years ago, when he witnessed a similar scenario, to the point that the real dead woman was named Angélica. See more »

Goofs

Isaac does photographic darkroom work in an undarkened room. See more »

Connections

References Laura (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Op.58
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Maria João Pires (piano)
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a meeting
14 April 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is not an ordinary film. it is only a meeting. with Manoel de Oliveira vision about art purpose, with slices from Chagall art and. maybe, with the levels of an obsession. a film about art , love and life. raving, poetic, strange or touching, it is, like many of director movies, only a confession. and that is the key for be different. because, at first sigh, nothing is new. it could be a Gothic story adaptation, a film about mixture of dream and magic, a poem or remember about great paintings. an art movie by an immortal/legendary master who use, with precision, delicacy and inspiration known themes. in fact, it is only a touching story about common things. a poem in image who testify experience of a remarkable longevity. a film who remembers fairy tale and classic love stories. in fact, only a search. about axis of personal universe.


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