Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl

Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl

Director: Manoel de Oliveira Cast: Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Doria

DVD (Wide Screen)


Adapted from the short story by author Eça de Queiroz, Manoel de Oliveira's poetic drama tells the tale of a beleaguered man named Macário (Ricardo Trêpa), who recounts his romantic woes to a patient neighbor (Leonor Silveira) during a train ride to the Algarve. While working as an accountant in Lisbon, Macário became smitten with the radiant blonde whose window he could spy from his modest office. Her name was Luisa (Catarina Wallenstein), but according to Macário's uncle she was well out of the humble accountant's league. Determined to win her love at all costs, Macário retreats to Cape Verde and attempts to earn enough money to be considered an acceptable suitor.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2010
UPC: 0881164000255
Original Release: 2009
Source: Cinema Guild
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:04:00

Special Features

Press conference with director Manoel De Oliveira, actors Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Filipe Vargas, and producer François D'Artemare From the 2009 Berlin Film Festival (70 minute); ; The panels of são vicente de fora -a poetic vision (2009. 16 minutes), short film by Manoel De Oliveira; An exclusive look at the strange case of Angelica, the new film from Manoel De Oliveira; Teaser trailer; Essay by James Quandt, senior programmer at tiff cinematheque

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ricardo Trêpa Macário
Catarina Wallenstein Luisa Vilaça
Diogo Doria Oncle Macário
Julia Buisel Dona Vilaça
Leonor Silveira Woman on Train
Luis Miguel Cintra Actor
Gloria de Matos Actor
Filipe Vargas The Friend
Rogério Samora Actor
Miguel Guilherme Actor
Rogerio Vieira Actor
Paulo Matos Actor
Antonio Reis Actor
Miguel Seabra Actor
Luis Lima Barreto Actor
Norberto Barroca Actor

Technical Credits
Manoel de Oliveira Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Jacques Arhex Executive Producer
Francois d'Artemare Producer
Francisco de Oliveira Camera Operator
Catherine Krassovsky Editor
Sabine Lancelin Cinematographer
Henri Maikoff Sound/Sound Designer
Christian Marti Set Decoration/Design
Maria João Mayer Producer
Luis Miñaro Producer
Jose Pedro Penha Set Decoration/Design
Ignasi Ruiz Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl
1. Train [8:39]
2. The Fan [4:37]
3. Two Weeks Later [3:12]
4. Poetry [11:10]
5. Surviving [3:26]
6. Changes [7:21]
7. New Work [5:20]
8. "Not Really" [4:59]
9. Nephew [7:06]
10. Eccentricities [5:19]
11. Credits [2:05]
12. Chapter 12 [:00]

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