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God's Comedy
God's Comedy
Actors: Patrícia Abreu, Raquel Ascensão, Maria Ester Caldeira, Sofia Costa, Sandra Figueiredo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
NR     2001     2hr 50min

Joao is the manager of the Paradise Ice Cream Parlor. He divides his time between designing new flavors and fantasizing about his young female employees. His perverse obsession soon gets the better of him when he sets out ...  more »

     
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Actors: Patrícia Abreu, Raquel Ascensão, Maria Ester Caldeira, Sofia Costa, Sandra Figueiredo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/08/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A patron saint of degeneracy
David Clapp | TN USA | 10/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Comédia de Deus, A [God's Comedy]" follows a cadaverous, laconic, and self righteous degenerate named João de Deus whose sensual universe revolves around the exotic ice creams he makes and the girls he seduces. His boss, a former prostitute, who knows his proclivities but depends on his unique and exotic ices for her business success, rescued him from the gutter to manage her shop. He, however, despises all official points of view, collects and annotates samples of pubic hair, and pursues ever-younger conquests, hovering over them like a vulture flapping its wings. At best the dark comedy endorses a kind of sainthood of perversity in a disjointed and hypocritical world; at worst it has no heart or meaning at all beyond defiance of all judgment."