Hovering Over the Water

À Flor do Mar
by João César Monteiro 2h31min Portugal 1986
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Hovering Over the Water
by João César Monteiro

Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She takes him home, and, after he is revived, learns his story. As they talk, their mutual attraction grows, until a group of armed men suddenly arrives looking for Robert.

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  • Laura Morante : Laura Rossellini
  • Philip J. Spinelli : Robert Jordan
  • Manuela de Freitas : Sara
  • And with: Georges Claisse, Teresa Villaverde, Sérgio Antunes, Rita Figueiredo


  • Director João César Monteiro
  • Scenario João César Monteiro
  • Dialogs João César Monteiro
  • Photo director Acácio de Almeida
  • Costume Design Mariana Meirelles
  • Sound Joaquim Pinto, Vasco Pimentel
  • Editing Manuela Viegas, Leonor Guterres, Marina Carvalho
  • Producer João César Monteiro, Margarida Gil
  • Production Compagny Monteiro & Gil Filmes
  • Distributor NOS

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1986
  • Release date for France06/09/1993
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguagePortuguese
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