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Down to Earth

A Feature film by Pedro Costa

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 15/03/1995


    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

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    "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

    Adaptation :

    Pedro Costa

    Director of Photography :

    Emmanuel Machuel

    Editor :

    Dominique Auvray

    Costume designer :

    Rosa Lopes Alves

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Psychological drama

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Portugal, Germany

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Portugal, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)


    Un Certain Regard