Inês finds out her brother came back from Australia. She wants to be a surfer like him so she runs away from home. Rafael surfs at Guincho like he wants to die. Surfing no longer matters to... See full summary »

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Joaquim Sapinho
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joana Barata Joana Barata ... Inês
Pedro Sousa ... Rafael
João Cardoso João Cardoso ... João
Sofia Grilo ... Mother
Pedro Carmo ... Brother Simão
Mariana Pacheco ... Mariana (as Mariana António)
Luís Castro Luís Castro ... Brother Lucas
Guilherme Garcia Guilherme Garcia ... Tiago
Vera Costa Vera Costa ... Leonor
Miguel Mouzinho Miguel Mouzinho ... Self - surfer
Joana Machado Joana Machado ... Self - surfer
Sofia Mano Sofia Mano ... Self - surfer
Francisco Froes ... Tomas - surfer
André Mouzinho André Mouzinho ... Self - surfer
Inês Costa ... Student
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Inês finds out her brother came back from Australia. She wants to be a surfer like him so she runs away from home. Rafael surfs at Guincho like he wants to die. Surfing no longer matters to him, only the sky, as if he searched for it underwater. Inês realizes that, despite what her mother said, her brother was in a convent, and that he is returning. She has no one to stay with her at Guincho. Returning home to her mother and back to school, she feels lost. She can't live like she used to anymore. At the convent, Rafael can't find the peace he was looking for and he's still at this side of Resurrection. Their mother doesn't know, but she is truly the one who has reached the limit. Perhaps are the limits what holds a family together?

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Adventure | Drama

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Dive beneath the surface
27 October 2011 | by tadeu-brSee all my reviews

How strong can a film be? Its images can be powerful enough to give us emotions. This is what happens in this Portuguese gem. A film that deals both with surf and a religious personal quest. Surf, of course, can be a metaphor for life. For our age, when 140 characters can be a text, a film as 'This side of resurrection' can be a daring experience that forces its audience to seat, take a deep breath and dive with its protagonists siblings into the ocean of life.

Mr Sapinho and his cast have produce a beautiful mediation about life and faith - not only in God or Jesus, but in ourselves.

It was a pleasure to have it in the selection of São Paulo Film Festival/2011.


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Release Date:

15 November 2012 (Portugal) See more »

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This Side of Resurrection See more »

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Rosa Filmes See more »
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Stereo

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1.77 : 1
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