Documentary . 88 min . 2004 . Lucas Bambozzi
DO OUTRO LADO DO RIO [ACROSS THE RIVER] is a trip to the limits of Brazil. An investigation of the undefined area between the cities of Oiapoque (Brazil) and Saint Georges de L’ Oyapock (French Guyana), where identities are exchanged and a river symbolically separates a person from his/her dreams.
Oiapoque is an intersection zone between Brazil and the French Guyana, the entry gate to a new life in French territory. This city shows the highest migration flow of Brazilian boundaries and testifies for a world in transit.
The individuals that live in the region and their stories are the focus of the documentary. Obstinate, hopeless and dissatisfied with the conditions set by Amazônia, these people search, first and foremost, for the consolidation of a generally vague, tenuous and uncertain dream. Filled with a notably “adventurous” spirit and representatives of a kind of contemporary Amazonic-Ulysses [the sertanejo], they are always planning their Odyssey in land beyond the boundaries.
: technical info . crew list
. director: Lucas Bambozzi
. producer: Doc.Filmes (Brazil)
. co-producer: Les Films du Village (France)
. screenplay: Lucas Bambozzi and Daniela Capelato
. images: Lucas Bambozzi and Beto Magalhães
. soundtrack: Livio Tragtenberg and Wilson Sukorski
. sound: Lucas Bambozzi, Livio Tragtenberg and Wilson Sukorski
. duration: 88 min
: list of characters [appearing order)
. Júnior (Martins P. Otone)
. Telma Maria Borba Ferreira
. Grande (João G. Ferreira)
. Fininho (Jesus S. da Silva
. Elaine Dias
. Luana e Marcela
. Kátia de Windsor
. Jorge Araz Peres (Geni)
. Pierre Maurel