As Bodas de Deus / God's Wedding / The Spousals of God (1999) DVD9
The eccentric Portuguese director Joao Cesar Monteiro is also the screenwriter and the main character of this film, which continues his cynical observations about God and religion.
Monteiro's character of Joao de Deus reaches a kind of peak here as part satirical symbol, part clown, part lecherous and perverted old goat, part wise old man constantly reciting poetry. The movie starts with him clowning around in a park making a mess in the pond and urinating on a tree while hiding behind a leaf (Adam in Eden?) when suddenly a messenger of God arrives to give him a suitcase full of money. He then goes through various adventures brought on by his money which lead him to his downfall: He saves a woman from drowning and gives her to a nunnery, becomes a rich Baron, gambles fortunes away with an oil shiek, and bets ownership of a mysterious woman whom he falls in love with, while keeping his money in a bizarre safe behind the face of a god.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 02:27:18 | 7.55 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Portugues
Subtitles: English, Portugues, Francais, Espanol
Genre: Comedy

Director: Joao Cesar Monteiro
Cast: Rita Durao, Joao Cesar Monteiro, Joana Azevedo
Country: France, Portugal

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