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2003 | Color | 96 min

A celebration of travel, conversation, and ideas, this odyssey follows young history professor Rosa Marie as she sets off by sea with her precocious daughter to meet her husband in Bombay. Journeying through the wonders of Western civilization, they encounter a series of intriguing cultural guides and passengers who weigh in on the sites and state of the world. De Oliveira weaves a seductive web, enthralling us with enchanting characters, locales, and banter, while retaining a dark and provocative twist up his sleeve

Country: Italia, Francia, Portugal
Direction: de Oliveira; Manoel
Script: de Oliveira; Manoel
Production: Branc; Paulo
Photography: Machue; Emmanuel
Sound: Morel; Philippe
Music: Sullivan; Ruth
Cast:Malkovich; John, Silveira; Leonor, Miguel Cintra; Luís, Denueve; Catherine, Papas; Irene, Sandrelli; Stefania
Participation year at FICM: 2004

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