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This bizarre satiric comedy stars writer/director [[Performer~P103306~Joao Cesar Monteiro~joãocésarmonteiro]] as Joao de Deus, who runs a small ice cream parlor in Portugal. Joao's employees are mostly teenage girls, and he rigorously drills them in proper procedures and encourages a careful regimen of personal hygiene. But the single and rather lonely Joao has an unusual hobby -- he collects women's pubic hair, saving favorite samples in a scrapbook and claiming to have a few stray hairs from Queen Victoria. Eventually, Joao becomes romantically involved with one of the girls working at his shop, but when that relationship goes south, he finds himself attempting to seduce the 14-year-old daughter of the local butcher, which lands him deep in hot water. A Comedia de Deus was successful enough to inspire a 1999 sequel, [[Feature~V180011~As Bodas de Deus~asbodasdedeus]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival João César Monteiro Special Grand Prize of the Jury 1995 Winner

Cast

João César Monteiro
as Joao de Deus
Raquel Ascensao
as Rosarinho
Manuela de Freitas
as Judite

Crew

João César Monteiro
Director
Joaquim Pinto
Producer
João César Monteiro
Screenwriter
Carla Bogalheiro
Editor
Emmanuel de Chauvigny
Production Designer
Roberto Cicutto
Co-producer
Martine Mariganc
Co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive Producer
Martine Mariganc
Executive Producer
Roberto Cicutto
Executive Producer
Emmanuel de Chauvigny
Set Designer
Rolly Belhassen
Sound/Sound Designer
Antonia Seabra
Production Manager
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