The Forest (2002 film)

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The Forest
Directed by Leonel Vieira
Produced by Luis Méndez
Written by Ferreira de Castro (novel)
Izaías Almada
Starring Diogo Morgado
Chico Díaz
Maitê Proença
Release date
  • 1 November 2002 (2002-11-01) (Portugal)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Portugal
Language Portuguese

The Forest (A Selva) is a 2002 film directed by Leonel Vieira.

The movie won the "Best Film" at the 2003 Golden Globes Portugal.


Alberto (played by Diogo Morgado) is a young Portuguese monarchist who in 1912 is exiled to Brazil. There, he is contracted by Velasco (Karra Elejalde), a Spanish overseer, to work in the heart of the forest. Alberto discovers a strange and wild world, in which the Indians, the fever and the madness of the men are daily dangers.

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