Picking Up the Pieces (2000)

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A "crime passionnel" becomes a moving miracle before it becomes a farse, with a dose of fantastic realism. With all of these ingredients, it would almost seem a Woody Allen comedy, but it is not so. This is a comedy with Woody Allen who is the protagonist, but under Mexican Director Alfonso Arau. Allen is Tex, a Kosher butcher married to Candy, a former ballerina with no talent or enthusiasm to devote herself to being faithful. One day, Tex finds her in bed with another. He murders her and must get rid of the body. Not knowing what to do, he cuts her up into pieces and goes off to Mexico in the hope of being able to bury her. The trouble is that Tex loses one of Candy?s hands along the way, and it is found by a blind girl. The woman touches the lost hand and regains her sight. So she believes that this is a hand of the Virgin Mary. The plot is further enriched by the presence of characters such as Padre Jerome, who does not believe in the miracle; the town prostitute, who has an affair with the priest; the mayor, who will support the miracle at all costs, and Director Alfonso Arau, himself, in the role of Doctor Amado.

Título original: Picking Up the Pieces

Ano: 2000

Duração: 91 minutos

Cor: colorido


Roteiro: Bill Wilson

Fotografia: Vittorio Storaro

Elenco: Woody Allen, David Schwimmer, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Marin, Kiefer Sutherland

Produtor: Paul Sandberg