Francisca (1980)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr 46mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance, Foreign
Keywords novel
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Diogo Doria Actor n/a 1 1000001
Teresa Meneses Actor n/a 1 1000002
Mário Barroso Actor n/a 1 1000003
Manoel De Oliveira Director n/a 2 2000001
Manoel De Oliveira Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Agustina Bessa-Luis Source Material (from novel: "Fanny Owen") 120786 4000002
Carlos Santana Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Elso Roque Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Joao Silva Music n/a 120781 8000001
Set in 19th-century Portugal, two young men, Jose Augusto and Camilo become smitten with an English woman Fanny Owen, and both court extreme degradation and cruelty in pursuit of her. She consents to wed the dandyish Jose Augusto; however it was the pursuit of Fanny which most interested Augusto -- once she moves into his house, Fanny is totally ignored by her husband.