O Estranho Caso de Angélica • FILMFEST HAMBURG

The Strange Case of Angelica

OT: O Estranho Caso de Angélica

Manoel de Oliveira // Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil, 2010
Fiction Feature // FF2010



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, Angelica will haunt him night and day, until exhaustion.


Manoel de Oliveira (*1908) is probablythe most influential directors in Portugal –and with his 102 years of age the oldest one.He was already over 60 when he startedmaking films.


O Estranho Caso de Angélica

Fiction Feature



Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil


97 min


Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira

Ricardo Trępa, Pilar López de Ayala, Leonor Silveira, Luís Miguel Cintra

François d’Artemare, Maria Joăo Mayer

Sabine Lancelin

Valérie Loiseleux

Christian Marti, José Pedro Penha

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