The Strange Case Of Angelica

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The new film from master filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, The Strange Case of Angelica is a magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica's beauty, but when he looks through his lens, something strange happens - the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night. -- (C) Cinema Guild

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  • Dec 30, 2010
    Oliveira is at his most self-indulgent, throwing gorgeous visual compositions in a strange film that never decides if it is supposed to be a technically refined drama or a surrealistic comedy, while the actors overact, the dialogue is terrible and the nonsensical plot leads nowhere.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2010
    A haunting and beguiling tale of a photographer who is summoned to photographe the recently deceased daughter of a wealthy family, but finds himself inexplicably drawn to her, falling in love with her through the photographs he takes. De Oliveira's formal mastery is on striking display here, in this intoxicating exploration of obsessive love. Makes an interesting companion film to his recent ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLOND-HAIRED GIRL in its unusual look at forbidden love and longing.
    Matthew L Super Reviewer

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