WorldCat Identities

Torres, Fernanda 1965-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 92 publications in 3 languages and 1,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.S87, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fernanda Torres
Casa de areia The house of sand ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman and her mother are sent to an island and spend almost 60 years trying to leave it. Follow three generations of the woman's family as they all try and find happiness on a lagoon surrounded by shifting dunes
Four days in September by Bruno Barreto( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Portuguese and English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brazilian terrorists, in an effort to draw attention to their country's oppressive military regime, kidnap the American ambassador to Brazil
Terra estrangeira by Walter Salles( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Portuguese and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After the unexpected death of his mother, Paco, an aspiring actor from Sao Paulo, longs to leave his native Brazil. Tired of living in suqalior, he accepts a 'delivery job' from a shady antique dealer and travels to Lisbon carrying a violin filled with uncut diamonds. But when the exchange goes bad, he finds himself on the run from an underworld thug and in the arms of Alex, a beautiful woman caught up in the Portuguese black market."--Container
O primeiro dia by Walter Salles( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Refusing to spend the last day of the 20th century in prison, João agrees to murder his best friend in return for his freedom. Out of desperation, Maria, a beautiful young speech therapist looks to end her life after being adbadoned by the man she loves. João and Maria meet and make a commitment to reclaim their hope and begin a new life
One man's war ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joel Filartiga, a doctor running a free health clinic in Paraguay, is an outspoken critic of the government until his son is mysteriously murdered by the local authorities
The house of sand ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman and her mother are sent to an island and spend almost 60 years trying to leave it. Follow three generations of the womanś family as they all try and find happiness on a lagoon surrounded by shifting dunes
Fim by Fernanda Torres( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Portuguese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Assaulted by the notion of death and at the height of power', the author uses the stories of a group of friends struggling with the end of life to talk about feelings and afflictions of his generation. "Fim" is structured around the stories of Carioca friends who, as the end of their lives, recall the most memorable moments of their existence. Alvaro, who opens the book, is plagued by a solitary old age. Cyrus is the eternal conqueror, killed by a cancer. Silvio can not kick the addiction to drugs and sex or in old age. Ribeiro is an athletic guy, beach bum, which called for the medicine to gain sexual survival. And there's grandson, the face of the class who never grew vices, incapable of betraying the woman or friendships. The five, now in their 70s, 80s, are representatives of the fauna of Copacabana, melancholy and resigned survivors of a lineage that was frustrated of their aspirations
A ostra e o vento ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Portuguese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of sailors arrive at a deserted island to deliver supplies and find out why there has been no radio contact with the island. They find the place deserted and, as the drama unfolds, characters from different time periods walk through the same scene, commenting on each others actions
Inocência ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 19th century, a country girl is seduced by a young doctor who's staying at her house for a few days, caring for her, and tries to hide the forbidden romance from her father, who disapproves of the relationship
Eu sei que vou te amar Love me forever or never ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young couple discusses love and existential problems
Gêmeas ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Portuguese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identical twins Iara and Marilene like to play games with their boyfriends due to their resemblance. After the death of their mother, Mariline meets and falls in love with Osmar. Her sister Iara becomes obsessed with Osmar, and the jealous Marilene poisons her
A mulher invisível ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic Pedro is devoted to his wife, and his next-door neighbor Vitoria dreams of him as she listens to him through the wall. Pedro is devastated when his wife leaves him, and is only brought out of his depression when he meets beautiful neighbor Amanda. However, Amanda only exists in his imagination. After Vitoria's obnoxious husband dies, her sister convinces her to meet Pedro-- but after realizing the truth about Amanda, he's not convinced that Vitoria is real
Os normais ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six episodes of the popular Brazilian situation comedy which explores the limits of normal behavior
Foreign land Terra estrangeira ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the unexpected death of his mother, Paco an aspiring actor from Sao Paulo, longs to leave his native Brazil. He accepts a delivery job from a shady antique dealer and travels to Lisbon carrying a violin filled with uncut diamonds
Tierra extranjera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his mother dies from the news that the government has taken her life savings, her son decides to leave Brazil and gets involved in a diamond smuggling deal which goes bad
As Cariocas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series focuses on ten women from ten different communities in Rio de Janeiro. Single, married they all have heir special beauties and personalities
Os normais o filme ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About the marriage of two typical middle class couples from Rio de Janeiro
O que é isso, companheiro? ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fernando, a journalist, and his friend Cěsar join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the American ambassador in Brazil and ask for the release of fifteen political prisoners in exchange for his life"--IMDB
A Marvada carne ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a comedy that alternately enjoys and sends up the beliefs and superstitions of a rural population, Quim (Adilson Barros) is a peasant living in the boondocks whose desire to eat meat has been unfulfilled all his life but whose desire to get married is brought to fruition by the trickery of Carula (Fernanda Torres) who promises him a (non-existent) family ox in exchange for matrimony. Quim adjusts to marriage, no matter how it came about and then gets some cash from an unlikely source and heads off to Sao Paulo to look for meat. Once there, his lifelong ambition has an odd way of being realized -- but then, the modern world has all sorts of things that Quim has yet to discover
Meia noite ( Visual )
in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Monteiro Torres, Fernanda Pinheiro 1965-
Pinheiro Monteiro Torres, Fernanda 1965-
Torres, Fernanda Pinheiro Monteiro 1965-
Languages
Portuguese (67)
English (8)
German (1)
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