Emilio Santiago: Bossa Nova

Emilio Santiago: Bossa Nova

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Emilio Santiago: Bossa Nova

Bruno Barreto's 2000 romantic comedy Bossa Nova comes to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Video with a widescreen anamorphic transfer. The original English/Portuguese soundtrack is remixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Optional subtitles are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Other audio options include a commentary track with director Barretto and lead actress Amy Irving or an isolated musical score soundtrack. Also contains a making-of featurette; talent files for Barretto and Irving; theatrical trailers for Bossa Nova, East/West, Tango, and Central Station; and a deleted scene with optional commentary. This is a highly recommended disc for fans of light romances in South American settings.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2000
UPC: 0043396063655
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Original language: English/Portuguese, 2-channel (Dolby Surround), and English/Portuguese 5.1 (Dolby Digital); Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese; Director and Amy Irving commentary; Theatrical trailers; Delected scene with optional commentary; Making-of featurette; Isolated music score; Talent files; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amy Irving Mary Ann Simpson
Antonio Fagundes Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges Acacio
Debora Bloch Tania
Drica Moraes Nadine
Stephen Tobolowsky Trevor
Giovanna Antonelli Sharon
Rogerio Cardoso Vermont
Sérgio Loroza Gordo
Flavio Sao Thiago Pecanha
Alberto de Mendoza Juan
Pedro Cardoso Roberto
Kazuyo Matsui Wan-Kim-Lau

Technical Credits
Bruno Barreto Director,Executive Producer
Cassio Amarante Art Director
Vicente Amorim Asst. Director
Lucy Barreto Producer
Luis Carlos Barreto Producer
Carla Caffe Art Director
Emilia Duncan Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray Hubley Editor
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Alexandre Machado Screenwriter
Pascal Rabaud Cinematographer
Georgianne Walken Casting
Fernanda Young Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:00]
2. Former spouses [3:13]
3. Internet romantic [1:25]
4. New law intern [3:24]
5. Acácio & Gordo [2:48]
6. English lessons [2:21]
7. Juan & sons [9:03]
8. New student [1:06]
9. A gift for Mary Ann [2:27]
10. Broadway romance [4:29]
11. Question number two [3:17]
12. A beautiful blouse [1:41]
13. First date [4:38]
14. Two jealous guys [2:27]
15. Mary Ann airlines [2:49]
16. The Silva Method [:52]
17. Judge's ruling [4:10]
18. "Never give all the heart." [1:07]
19. Trevor [2:43]
20. Leg cramp [:52]
21. AKA Gary [2:37]
22. Private meeting [3:04]
23. "That's Gary." [5:35]
24. Juan's funeral [2:49]
25. "To bid farewell." [7:04]
26. London bound [1:35]
27. Acácio's farewell [3:05]
28. Going nowhere [1:55]

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Emilio Santiago: Bossa Nova 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bossa Nova, for those who dont know, is a brazilian kind of music. You will listen to a lot of Bossa Nova songs during this movie. It is a great lihght romantic comedy that shows in a fantastic way the search for the perfect ''match'', whether you are searching for it or not. It is worth seeing! For the beautiful shots of Rio de Janeiro and specially for the brilliant way the director conducts this love comedy, using a quick timimg, great sense of humor and excellent actors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The scenes on the cover are from a subplot of the story and are not representative of this wonderful movie. The R-rating is mainly based on some scenes where Mary Ann (Amy Irving) teaches Acácio (Alexandre Borges) the kind of expressions which might prove useful in an English soccer match. The movie is, on the whole, a gentle, romantic comedy. The story follows an ensemble cast of truly likeable people, played by wonderfully talented actors, whose lives intertwine with the two main characters, Mary Ann and Pedro Paulo (Antônio Fagundes). The story is predictable and almost everything works out in the end. Besides the great cast, there are 2 other stars of this movie: an idealized Rio where every view is a vista and the soundtrack. Language also plays an important role in the story with people interacting in both English and Portuguese, sometimes changing from sentence to sentence in a scene. It sounds confusing but it all works just beautifully. Get this in DVD; the tape does not do it justice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is interesting for those who enjoy seeing the scenery of Brazil and hearing the Portuguese language. This is a very sensual, yet classy film with an entriguing, yet well-thought-out plot.....It's the kind of new-age romance-comedy film that any age group would like...One thing that is good about this film is that there is enough switchoff between the Portuguese and English, that any group of people can watch it without getting bored...Once I saw it the first time, I couldn't cut it off...it's that great