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As Bodas de Deus

As Bodas de Deus

A Feature film by João César Monteiro

Release in France : 01/12/1999


    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 (8)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Gemini Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gemini Films

    Foreign production companies :

    RTP - Radiotelevisao Portuguesa, Madragoa Filmes

    French distribution :

    Gemini Films

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    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

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Director of Photography :

    Mário Barroso

    Production managers :

    Joaquim Carvacho, Élisabeth Bocquet

    Editor :

    Joaquim Pinto

    Costume designer :

    Silvia Grabowski

    Still Photographer :

    Mariana Viegas

    Screenwriter :

    João César Monteiro

    Sound Recordist :

    Joaquim Pinto

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Bruno Barde

    Production Designer :

    Alfredo Furiga

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-François Auger

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Philosophical tale

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    Coproducer countries :

    Portugal, France

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Portugal, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 30 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (4)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)



    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2000

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2000)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1999

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1999)


    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1999

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1999)


    Un Certain Regard