Gabriela (1983 film)

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Film poster
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Produced by Ibrahim Moussa
Harold Nebenzal
Written by Bruno Barreto
Leopoldo Serran
Flávio R. Tambellini
Based on Gabriela, Cravo e Canela by Jorge Amado
Starring Sônia Braga
Marcello Mastroianni
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Cinematography Carlo Di Palma
Edited by Emmanuelle Castro
Sultana Corporation
United International Pictures
Distributed by MGM/UA Classics
Release date
  • 24 March 1983 (1983-03-24)[1]
Running time
99 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Box office $1.3 million[2]

Gabriela is a 1983 Brazilian romance film directed by Bruno Barreto. It was shot in the cities of Paraty, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and in Garopaba, Santa Catarina.[1] It is based on Brazilian author Jorge Amado's book, Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon.


It is 1925. Nacib (Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small town. He meets Gabriela (Braga), a sensual girl, who he is immediately attracted to. Taken by her, he hires her on as a cook. However, Nacib soon grows annoyed by the attention she receives. He proposes to her in the hopes that the attention quells.

After their marriage, he insists that she dress and behave more prudishly so that men are not so enamored of her. Unfortunately, Gabriela cannot help but stray and Nacib is forced to annul the marriage when he finds her in bed with his friend Tonico (Cantafora). Later, as both Nacib and the town begin to undergo a transformation, Nacib takes in Gabriela as his mistress.



  1. ^ a b "Gabriela" (in Portuguese). Cinemateca Brasileira. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gabriela (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

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