Outras Estórias (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Four short stories by the noted Brazilian author Joao Guimaraes Rosa are adapted for the screen in this anthology feature. In the first segment, an outlaw (Caca Carvalho) terrorizing a small town is killed by a mild-mannered fellow. Next, a landowner who has lost his loved ones decides to give his land to the local peasants. In the third story, a farmer develops a sincere but unusual attraction to a servant girl (Giulia Gam) in his employ. And finally, the spirits of the dead mingle with the living as the town comes out to watch a man send his mother and daughter to a mental institution. While Outras Estorias was directed by Pedro Bial, Bial credited Caca Carvalho and Giulia Gam with directing his actors.

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daughter, landowner, mental-institution, mother, outlaw [Western], servant, small-town