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by João Botelho


A genuine monument to female freedom, frustrated by rigid male society, the film follows the dramas of Rosalina and Emilia, but also the unlucky Princess Sissi, all linked by a common destiny on the cliffs of the Corte do Norte, the dark castle towering over the sea off the island of Madeira.

international title: Northern Land
original title: A corte do Norte
country: Portugal
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: João Botelho
release date: PT 19/03/2009
screenplay: João Botelho, José Álvaro Morais
cast: Ana Moreira, Rogério Samora, Ricardo Aibéo, Marcello Urgeghe, Virgílio Castelo
cinematography by: João Ribeiro
film editing: João Braz
art director: Catarina Amaro
producer: António da Cunha Telles, Pandora da Cunha Telles
production: Animatógrafo 2, Filmes do Fundo
backing: ICA, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP)
distributor: Midas Filmes
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