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A Comédia de Deus (1995)

João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »
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Cláudia Teixeira ...
Joaninha (as Cláudia Teixeira Oliveira)
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João de Deus (as Max Monteiro)
Manuela de Freitas ...
Judite
Raquel Ascensão ...
Rosarinho
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Felícia
Patrícia Abreu ...
Alexandra
Saraiva Serrano ...
Sr. Tomé
Maria João Ribeiro ...
Carmen
Bruno Sousa ...
Bruno
Ana Reis ...
Menina da Janela
Maria Ester Caldeira ...
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Rui Luís ...
Sr. Evaristo
Dinis Gomes ...
Linguiça (as Dinis Neto Jorge)
Glicínia Quartin ...
D. Antónia
Sandra Figueiredo ...
Beatriz
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João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and purity to attain heaven. The surrounding world, however, does not comply with his decaying vision of lust and decay as a way of achieving his purpose. Written by umyde

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Followed by As Bodas de Deus (1999) See more »

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Extracto da 'Sinfonia no. 49 em Fá menor' ('La Passion')
Music by Joseph Haydn
Performed by Philharmonia Hungarica (as Philarmonia Hungarica)
Conducted by Antal Doráti
(p) 1972 The DECCA Record Company, London
COM A AMAvEL AUTORIZAÇAO DE POLYGRAM PROJECTOS ESPECIAIS
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Did they see the same movie I saw?
23 June 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

The Portuguese film A Comédia de Deus was shown in the U.S. with the title, God's Comedy (1995). The movie was written and directed by João César Monteiro, who also stars in the film.

This movie carries a respectable IMDb rating of 7.2. When I see a rating this high for a film this bad, I ask myself, "Did they see the same movie I saw?"

Here's a film about about an older man who seduces young girls and maintains a pubic hair collection. He gives one young woman a milk bath, then strains the milk to collect the hair. The movie has been described as "an oddball sex comedy." Very oddball, not much comedy. Very sick.


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