Bufo & Spallanzani (2001)

Bufo & Spallanzani
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Adaptation, Mystery
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sergio Mekler Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dado Villa-Lobos Music n/a 120781 8000001
Breno Silveira Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Olivia Guimares Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Rubem Fonseca Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000004
Gualter Pupo Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Rita Murtinho Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Eric Offin Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Barbara Parks Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Branka Mrkic-Tana Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Anne Pope Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Felix Andrew Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Rubem Fonseca Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Patricia Melo Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Maite Proenca Actor Delfina Delamare 1 1000005
Matheus Nachtergaele Actor Agenor 1 1000006
Gracindo Junior Actor Eugenio Delamare 1 1000004
Zeze Polessa Actor Zilda 1 1000003
Isabel Gueron Actor Minolta 1 1000002
Juca de Oliveira Actor Professor Ceresso 1 1000007
Milton Goncalves Actor Ferreira 1 1000008
Flavio R Tambellini Producer n/a 3 3000002
Flavio R Tambellini Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Andrucha Waddington Producer n/a 3 3000001
Flavio R Tambellini Director n/a 2 2000001
Tony Ramos Actor Detective Guedes 1 1000009
Jose Mayer Actor Ivan Canabrava/ Gustavo Flavio 1 1000001
Ivan Canabrava is an insurance investigator of mysterious "deaths" involving a toxin of the frog bufo marinus which, when combined with a certain plant extract, induces catalepsy in humans simulating death--perfect for committing insurance fraud. After ten years of investigative work, Ivan writes novels from old case studies and becomes the famous author Gustavo Flavio. He begins an affair with the millionairess Delfina Delamare, wife of the director of his former insurance company. When Delfina is found dead in her car, the police declare a suicide, but Gustavo suspects foul play. Once and forever the detective, he is immersed in intricate plot developments that somehow connect to the frog's poison and surprising revelations.