Tieta of Agreste (1996)





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Based on a popular Brazilian novel by Jorge Amado, this lively drama slyly comments upon Brazilian society while telling a tale of reconciliation and subtle revenge had at the hands of the fast-living titular character, a woman who 26 years before was banished from her remote home village of Sant'Ana do Agreste for promiscuity. Cloaked in mystery, she returns home from Sao Paulo. The residents who welcome her know that she is recently widowed from a wealthy man and that she has been sending money to the family, but they know nothing else. The still fantastic looking Tieta is accompanied by her step-daughter Leonora. Still jealous, Tieta's wallflower sister Perptua, who is also a widow, secretly conspires with their father to learn the truth about the scandalous Tieta who is busy stirring up erotic trouble amongst the town's most pious hypocrites. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Zezé Motta
as Carmo
Leon Goes
as Ascanio
Sonia Braga
as Tieta
Marilia Pera
as Perpetua
Chico Anysio
as Zé Esteves
Cláudia Abreu
as Leonora
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Critic Reviews for Tieta of Agreste

All Critics (1)

This film teams two of Brazilian cinema's greatest actresses, the sexy Sonja Braga and the brilliant Marillia Pera (Pixote).

Full Review… | August 14, 2011

Audience Reviews for Tieta of Agreste

Just an excuse to fap over Sonia Braga, so yes, i approve.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

Movie that showcases much of what I love about Brazil, namely, the people. Fun characters with Sonia Braga as an unstoppable force you can't help but love in spite of her trouble-making.

Jake Conrad
Jake Conrad

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