By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]

Down to Earth

A Feature film by Pedro Costa

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 15/03/1995

    Synopsis

    Everything starts with noise, despair and abuse. Mariana wants to get out of this hell. She holds out her hand to a half-dead man : Leao. Mariana, full of life, thinks that maybe they can escape hell together. She believes that she can bring the dead man to the world of the living. Seven days and seven nights later, she realizes that she was mistaken... She has brought a living man to the world of the dead.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Madragoa Filmes, Pandora Film

    French distribution :

    Amorces Diffusion

    Box Office: Total results

    Box office: Timeline

    International releases (2)

    CountryDistributorBuyerRelease date

    Show more

    Show less

    Sorry, your search returned no results.

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    "Life is raw and rough in Pedro Cost's cinema. It is also more fiery than anywhere else. Moreover, its flames are so intense that the actors, in turn, reach an almost terrifying level of incandescence : there's Isaach de Bankolé caught in the flames, Inès de Medeiros on the bonfire of emotions, Pedro Hestnes as a torrid, Rimbaud-like drifter and, finally, Edith Scob, a dazed moth within an inch of burning her wings."
    (Olivier Séguret - Libération)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Screenwriter :

    Pedro Costa

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Maïkoff

    Production Designer :

    Maria-José Branco

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Pedro Costa

    Director of Photography :

    Emmanuel Machuel

    Editor :

    Dominique Auvray

    Costume designer :

    Rosa Lopes Alves

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    Portuguese

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Portugal, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Portugal, Germany)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    15/03/1995

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    83.911

    Visa issue date :

    24/02/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)

    Selection

    Un Certain Regard