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Francisca (1981) DVD Director: Manoel de OliveiraManoel de Oliveira wrote and directed this historical drama about the lives of some of his wife's ancestors who were active in the first half of the 19th century. In order to put across this slower-paced era before automobiles, planes, instant television and radio news, and computers, Oliveira uses a series of tableaus to emphasize the drama of each setting and the lifestyle of the protagonists. The feckless, wealthy Jose Augusto (Diogo Doria) and Fanny Owen (Teresa Meneses), a young English woman, are attracted to each other. A perennial love triangle is created when the author Camilo Castelo Branco (Mario Barroso) also falls in love with Fanny (Francisca), but is placed in a bind because he is a friend of Jose Augusto. In the end Fanny opts for the wealthy young man, and Camilo (who would eventually die by suicide) loses the love of his life. Now that the rich young man has succeeded in the chase, he has no interest in the result, and he and Fanny are married by proxy. Although she goes to live in his mansion, he does not stay with her and she is left alone -- and untouched. The triangle has come apart, and Fanny and Camilo have been separated, almost by the whim of the rich and disinterested Jose Augusto. Almost all our catalog are Public Domain films. To Avoid Any Confusion , If you are not sure what a PUBLIC DOMAIN film is, then please ask any questions you may have before committing to an offer. This Listing violates NO Laws. Read below for more Copyright Information . The section of American copyright law known as “The Berne Act” clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our company is to provide (otherwise unavailable) films to the serious video collector. We do not offer videos owned by American releasing companies. If a film should become available domestically, we immediately stop offering it to our clients.Disc Information (applies to all our catalog): ·          While DVD quality varies title to title, I guarantee these are the best prints available.·          Excellent to decent video and sound quality (send me a message for specific questions).·          All DVD's are in NTSC Region 0 Format. For an Additional $0.50 per disc, we can convert to PAL, only if you let us know before paying invoice.·          All DVD's are DVD-R’s shipped in plain white DVD sleeves. For the moment we do not offer artwork, mainly to keep the prices as low as possible.All non-English spoken movies come with English subtitles. **CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR CATALOG FOR DISCOUNTS ON BULK ORDERS, AND WILL NEGOTIATE DISCOUNTS ON S&H... **ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED IN A FRIENDLY AND POLITE MANNER, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR EVEN THE SMALLEST QUESTION. WE WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO KNOW WHAT THEY’RE GETTING… Shipping & handling: **The shipping & handling cost will be $2.50 using USPS First Class Mailing to the USA (continental states), add $0.50 for every additional DVD.**To Canada will be $3.25 USPS First Class International, add $0.50 for every additional DVD.   **International Shipping is $3.75 , add $0.50 for every additional DVD.   ****ORDERS OF 4 OR MORE SHIP OUT FOR FREE...!!!   **We ONLY accept Paypal or Google checkout. ******** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN HARD TO FIND OR OUT OF PRINT FILM IN MIND, AND DON`T SEE IT IN OUR CATALOG, CONTACT US, WE PROBABLY HAVE IT....