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THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA

by Manoel de Oliveira

synopsis

Isaac is a young photographer living in a boarding house in Régua. In the middle of the night, he receives an urgent call from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter, Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. Arriving at the house of mourning, Isaac gets his first glimpse of Angelica and is overwhelmed by her beauty. As soon as he looks at her through the lens of his camera, the young woman appears to come back to life just for him. Isaac instantly falls in love with her. From that moment on, Angélica will haunt him night and day, until exhaustion.

international title: The Strange Case of Angelica
original title: O Estranho Caso de Angélica
country: Portugal, France, Spain
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
film run: 97'
release date: FR 16/03/2011, NL 24/11/2011
screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira
cast: Luís Miguel Cintra, Pilar López de Ayala, Ana Maria Magalhaes, Isabel Ruth, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa
cinematography by: Sabine Lancelin
film editing: Valérie Loiseleux
art director: José Pedro Penha, Christian Marti
producer: Pilar López de Ayala, Ricardo Trêpa, Filipe Vargas, Luis Miñarro
production: Filmes do Tejo, Eddie Saeta, Les Films de l'Après-midi, Ministério da Cultura, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP)
distributor: Epicentre Films, Amstelfilm