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As Bodas de Deus

A Feature film by Joao Cesar Monteiro

Produced by Madragoa Filmes

Release in France : 01/12/1999

    Synopsis

    All seems lost. Then, in a lonely, freezing park, two shadowy figures meet: João de Deus and a messenger from God. The messenger gives the gangster a case stuffed with money then leaves, his mission accomplished. João counts the notes then, hearing a loud splash in the still water of a nearby lake, goes to see what it is. A young girl is drowning. Joào jumps into the water, carries the unconscious Joanna to a convent, then returns to the park to fetch the case and its contents. . . .

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Madragoa Filmes

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    Co-productions :

    Gemini Films, Radiotelevisao Portuguesa

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    International releases (2)

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    Subject

    If the way films turn out were not subject to mundane accidents of all kinds, this one would have gotten back on track at the end of "God's Comedy" and, since, the rhythm and feeling for the rest had been found, everything would have fallen perfectly into place. But since things did not turn out like that, since it wasn't fashioned in accordance with our new wishes, I'm afraid that yet again, we are faced with a perverse quandary. Who on earth would think of making a film which, with a pinch of irony, continuously tells us about its own infeasiblity, the infeasiblity of its very "raison d’être"? But do not despair, O unbelievers, one can live with this, one really can.

    João Cesar Monteiro - Director, excerpt from the press folder

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Director of Photography :

    Mário Barroso

    Production Manager :

    Joaquim Carvacho

    Editor :

    Joaquim Pinto

    Costume designer :

    Silvia Grabowski

    Screenwriter :

    Joao Cesar Monteiro

    Sound Recordist :

    Joaquim Pinto

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Bruno Barde

    Production Designer :

    Alfredo Furiga

    Still Photographer :

    Mariana Viegas

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Philosophical tale

    Production language :

    Portuguese

    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Portugal, France)

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    01/12/1999

    Runtime :

    2 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.652

    Visa issue date :

    16/11/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (4)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)

    Selection

    FROM THE WORLD OF FESTIVALS

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2000

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2000)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1999

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1999)

    Selection

    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)

    Selection

    Un Certain Regard