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Vale Abraão [videorecording]

Paulo Branco aprasenta um filme de Manoal de Oliveira ; argumento e diálogos de Manoel de Oliveira ; uma co-produção, Madragoa Filmes, Gemini Films, Light Night em associação com Canal +, Television suisse romande
Video; DVD
Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
Manoal de Oliveira
Leonor Silveira, Luís Miguel Cintra, Cécile Sanz de Alba, Rui de Carvalho, Glória de Matos, Luís Lima Barreto.
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210 min.
In Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
  • Based on the novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís.
  • Special features: interviews with Agustina Bessa-Luís and Leonor Silveira; trailer; photo gallery, note on the film's length by Manoel de Oliveira.
Variant Title
Title in English subtitles: Abraham's Vale
Title on English menu: Abraham's Valley
100 anos Manoel de Oliveira
Cinematography, Mário Barroso ; editors, Manoel de Oliveira, Valerie Loiseleux.
Lisboa : Distribuido por Lusomundo Audiovisuais, [2008]
1 videodisc (210 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 2; PAL; Dolby digital 2.0; 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
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