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Daughters of Jemenja (1995)

Yemanján tyttäret (original title)


Pia Tikka


Paula Cavalcante (screenplay collaboration), Eeva R. Tikka (screenplay) (as Eeva Tikka) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Petra Karjalainen Petra Karjalainen ... Sini
Lui Mendes Lui Mendes ... Tiago
Anselmo Vasconcelos ... Jorge (as Anselmo Vasconcellos)
Eeva R. Tikka Eeva R. Tikka ... Sissi (as Eeva Tikka)
Hilton Santos Hilton Santos ... Preto Velho
Scarlet Moon Scarlet Moon ... Jorge's friend
Cristina Moura Cristina Moura ... Jorge's friend
Ricardo Petráglia Ricardo Petráglia ... Jorge's friend (as Ricardo Petraglia)
Luca De Castro Luca De Castro ... Jorge's friend
Lucas Petraglia Lucas Petraglia ... Jorge's friend
Ruy Polanah Ruy Polanah ... Zé, owner of the bar
Jorge Ventura Jorge Ventura ... Man with a gun #1 (as Jorginho)
Bozó Bozó ... Man with a gun #2
Caco Monteiro Caco Monteiro ... Boy in the favela (as Cacá Monteiro)
Marcos França Marcos França ... Man at the crossing (as Marcos 'Tim Maia' Franca)


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English | Portuguese | Finnish

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17 November 1995 (Finland) See more »

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This film has been supported by The Finnish Film Foundation/Matti Pentila and The University of Industrial Arts Helsinki. See more »


Performed by S. Machado and Perko Pyysalo-Poppoo
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Could Have Been Much Better
18 June 2012 | by rstout3526See all my reviews

I have attempted on several occasions to watch this film from beginning to end, but without success. The problem is the language barriers. The dialogue is in Portuguese and Finnish with a little English. Not even the DVD version has the option of subtitles. How many people can translate between Finnish English & Portuguese? The viewer can still follow the story but much is missed without the interaction dialogue. The screenplay, grainy photography of Rio, characters and backdrop music all add to an atmospheric and interesting story. The close-ups of the poor of Rio, the markets, street scenes, gangsters, children and old folk gives a glimpse of the crime ridden city. The main character is a Finnish girl searching for her lost sister with the help of a non-Finnish or English speaking black gardener, who takes a shine to this red haired foreigner well out of her depth. European art-house cinema probably not aimed at a mainstream world audience. Worth persevering with.

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