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This odd film is a major representative of an even odder film genre: direct-to-celluloid opera. It was commissioned by the Portuguese master of style, director [[Performer~P118189~Manoel de Oliveira~manoeldeoliveira]] from composer [[Performer~P105355~João Paes~joaopaes]]. Musically, it ranges from 19th-century romanticism to popular, modernist and even "post-modernist" styles. In the initially tame story, a host-narrator tells the story of a wedding between the two lovebirds: Viscount d'Aveleda and the beautiful Marguerite. However, what happens in the bridal chamber is incredibly bizarre. The events after that are even stranger (the film out-does even [[Performer~P83516~Luis Buñuel~luisbuñuel]] in that department), and the wedding guests and family indulge in cannibalism, among other perversions. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Crew

Manoel de Oliveira
Director
Manoel de Oliveira
Screenwriter
Manoel de Oliveira
Editor
Joaquim Pinto
Sound/Sound Designer
Gloria de Matos
Singer
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