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  • Actors: Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro, Manoel Luiz Aranha
  • Directors: Suzana Amaral
  • Writers: Suzana Amaral, Alfredo Oroz, Clarice Lispector
  • Producers: Assunção Hernandes
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC, Import
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Release Date: June 11 2007
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000A59QHS

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Beautifully and very faithfully adapted from Clarice Lispector's novella of the same title. Recommend buying together so you can see for yourself. Brazilian films are woefully underrated and underappreciated; this movie goes a long way toward remedying that. It manages to be gritty and poetic at the same time, no small feat -- just like Brazilian literature in general, and Lispector's works in particular.
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Amazon.com: 6 reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
blushfully exquisite May 10 2000
By Rosemary Felle - Published on Amazon.com
The awkwardness & fascination of this pathetically sensative character(Cartaxo) brought back memories of my own adolescence. I was glued to the screen. Her vulnerability & innocence was painful to watch, yet I was touched by the films honesty. The ending is quite sad and unexpected, but isnt that what makes notable film?
I never forgot this film, nor how it effected me. This is a film that I wish I had taped when I first saw it in 88'.
A must see for lovers of the romatically bazzaar.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One of my favorite stories from Brazil Nov. 18 2013
By Reefbug - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Giving one of my favorite movies five stars not because of cinematic excellence, technique, etc. But for some of the lines from this film: "what does culture mean?" Macabea asks her new boyfriend. A pause... "Thats not something nice girls ask about..." he replies. "Come on, I will buy you a coffee." "Can I have milk in it?" she asks. "If it doesn't cost more." he replies generously.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Realistic depiction of Brazilian life Jan. 2 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Having spent my "formative" years in Brazil, I have to say this movie tugs at my "coracao"(heart).I would LOVE to see more work (movies) from this talented director. I hope "Macabea" has finally attained her "felicidade" that was denied her for so long. Truely "um grande cultivar" (a great work)! Muito obrigado!
Five Stars Sept. 1 2014
By norma g Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Quality of the video itself and the film were first rate.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Brazillian Diamond Feb. 20 2012
By Pleiadian7 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I saw this film many years ago as part of a film appreciation course and, at the time, I'm sort of embarrassed to say,I hated it. This was because I didn't "get it" and thought it was boring. But, oddly, all these years later I still sort of think about "The Hour Of The Star" from time to time (this time my musing is prompted by an article about the iPad factory in Hong Kong and the terrible monotony of the work there, remembering especially the final moment when the poor girl is, ironically, struck down by the Mercedes. Now, some 25 years later, I find I want to see this film again. In my mind its sort of a companion piece to "The Year Of The Quiet Sun", one of my all-time, almost-too-painful-to-watch favorites.


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