Rite of Spring

O Acto da primavera
by Manoel de Oliveira 1h34min Portugal 1961
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Rite of Spring
by Manoel de Oliveira

Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, since and according to a 16th text.

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  • Nicolau Nunes da Silva : Jésus
  • Ermelinda Pires : Marie
  • Maria Madalena : Madeleine
  • And with: Amélia Chaves, Luis de Sousa, Francisco Luís, Manoel de Oliveira


  • Director Manoel de Oliveira
  • Scenario Manoel de Oliveira
  • Original work author Francisco Vaz de Guimaraes
  • Photo director Manoel de Oliveira
  • Costume Design Jayme Valverde
  • Sound Manoel de Oliveira
  • Editing Manoel de Oliveira
  • Producer Manoel de Oliveira
  • Distributor Adelaide Trepa

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1961
  • Release date for France08/03/1963
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguagePortuguese
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