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Abraham Valley

Abraham Valley

A Feature film by Manoel de Oliveira

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 01/09/1993

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Executive Producer :

Gemini Films

Foreign production companies :

Madragoa Filmes, Light Night

French distribution :

Amorces Diffusion

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This is the story of Ema, a woman of menacing beauty. For Carlos, her husbband, whom she married without love, "hers was a face which could justify the life of a man". Her taste for luxury, her illusions in life and the desire which she inspired in men, earned her the name of "the little Bovary". She would have three lovers, but her sucessive loves brought her no more than a feeling of great disillusion so that she came to think of herself as nothing more than "a soul in the balance". Ema dies - "accidently, perhaps ?" - on a day of glorious sunshine, after dressing as though for a ball.

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Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Author of original work :

Agustina Bessa Luis

Director of Photography :

Mário Barroso

Press Attaché (film) :

Bruno Barde

Production Designers :

Maria-José Branco, Ze Branco

Assistant Director :

José Maria Vaz Da Silva

Screenwriter :

Manoel de Oliveira

Sound Recordist :

Henri Maïkoff

Editors :

Manoel de Oliveira, Valérie Loiseleux

Costume designer :

Isabel Branco

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Feature film

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Portugal, Switzerland, France

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Majority French (Portugal, Switzerland, France)

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Runtime :

3 h 7 min

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Dolby SR