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Word and Utopia (2000)

Palavra e Utopia (original title)
The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

Director:

Manoel de Oliveira
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lima Duarte ... Padre António Vieira (Old)
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... Padre António Vieira (Middle Years)
Ricardo Trêpa ... Padre António Vieira (Young)
Miguel Guilherme ... Padre Jose Soares
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Queen Christina
Renato De Carmine Renato De Carmine ... Padre Jeronimo Cattaneo
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Chief Inquisitor
Paulo Matos ... Notary
António Reis António Reis ... Accuser
Canto e Castro Canto e Castro ... Governor
José Pinto ... Provincial
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Inquisitor
Rogério Vieira Rogério Vieira ... King João IV
João Bénard da Costa João Bénard da Costa ... Pope Clemente X (as Duarte de Almeida)
Ronaldo Bonacchi Ronaldo Bonacchi ... Father Bonnuci
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The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Palabra y utopía See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,854
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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When I went to see this movie, I almost fell asleep.
8 June 2006 | by Mykas0See all my reviews

While many may state Manoel de Oliveira to be one of the leading Portuguese directors nowadays, this movie is simply boring.

While it actually manages to tell the story of Father Antonio Vieira, it does such task in a way that most of the audience will be sleeping in their chairs at the end of the session, with such a lack of action and interest.

Most of the movie can actually be simplified in a single phrase, "voices while seeing a certain static scenario", and that's certainly all you can hope to get from this movie.

I have to admit that containing some important Portuguese and Brazilian actors you could be expecting an interesting movie, but their actions in the actual content and story are certainly minimized when you see such an horrible (and boring) content in the screen.


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