Maria de Medeiros

Maria de Medeiros Esteves Vitorino de Almeida (born August 19, 1965), better known as Maria de Medeiros, is a Portuguese actress, director, and singer who has been involved in both European and American film productions.

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

Henry & June (1990)

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

My Life Without Me (2003)

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Scott Speedman  •  Leonor Watling

A fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies without telling her family of her illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isabel Coixet
CAST:  Sarah Polley  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Scott Speedman  •  Leonor Watling

The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Maddin
CAST:  Isabella Rossellini  •  Mark McKinney  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  David Fox

In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Maddin
CAST:  Isabella Rossellini  •  Mark McKinney  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  David Fox

Le polygraphe (1996)

In this French Canadian thriller, an actress wins the role of a murder victim in a film based on the true story of an unsolved crime. She discovers her neighbor was the lover of the woman who was murdered in real life -- and is still a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Lepage
CAST:  Patrick Goyette  •  Marie Brassard  •  Peter Stormare  •  Maria de Medeiros

In this French Canadian thriller, an actress wins the role of a murder victim in a film based on the true story of an unsolved crime. She discovers her neighbor was the lover of the woman who was murdered in real life -- and is still a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Lepage
CAST:  Patrick Goyette  •  Marie Brassard  •  Peter Stormare  •  Maria de Medeiros

Airbag (1997)

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival gangster Souza sends femme ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juanma Bajo Ulloa
CAST:  Fernando Guillén Cuervo  •  Karra Elejalde  •  Alberto San Juan  •  Karlos Arguiñano

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival gangster Souza sends femme ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juanma Bajo Ulloa
CAST:  Fernando Guillén Cuervo  •  Karra Elejalde  •  Alberto San Juan  •  Karlos Arguiñano

Second life (2000)

Vansan is 30 years old, but he never learned to make decisions. Whatever it is. Should he marry his girlfriend, should he start a business with his friend, what color should he buy shoes for? Life for him is an eternal dilemma. But one day, fate made a choice for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Braoudé
CAST:  Patrick Braoudé  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Isabelle Candelier  •  Daniel Russo

Vansan is 30 years old, but he never learned to make decisions. Whatever it is. Should he marry his girlfriend, should he start a business with his friend, what color should he buy shoes for? Life for him is an eternal dilemma. But one day, fate made a choice for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Braoudé
CAST:  Patrick Braoudé  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Isabelle Candelier  •  Daniel Russo

Porto of My Childhood (2001)

Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manoel de Oliveira
CAST:  Jorge Trêpa  •  Ricardo Trêpa  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira's autobiographical documentary about returning to his hometown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manoel de Oliveira
CAST:  Jorge Trêpa  •  Ricardo Trêpa  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Manoel de Oliveira

Babel (1999)

An elaborate fantasy tale intended for family audiences, Babel tells the story of the Babels, a strange breed of four-foot-tall creatures who once coexisted happily with human beings on planet Earth. However, when the humans built a huge tower to taunt God, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Pullicino
CAST:  Mitchell David Rothpan  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Michel Jonasz

An elaborate fantasy tale intended for family audiences, Babel tells the story of the Babels, a strange breed of four-foot-tall creatures who once coexisted happily with human beings on planet Earth. However, when the humans built a huge tower to taunt God, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Pullicino
CAST:  Mitchell David Rothpan  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Michel Jonasz

Alex (1991)

The story of a child who faces the emptiness that surrounds the figure of his parents, disappeared in Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teresa Villaverde
CAST:  Ricardo Colares  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Teresa Roby  •  Joaquim de Almeida

The story of a child who faces the emptiness that surrounds the figure of his parents, disappeared in Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Teresa Villaverde
CAST:  Ricardo Colares  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Teresa Roby  •  Joaquim de Almeida

Golden Balls (1993)

Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let nothing get in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Elisa Tovati

Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let nothing get in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Maribel Verdú  •  Elisa Tovati

News from the Good Lord (1996)

When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Le Pêcheur
CAST:  Marie Trintignant  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Christian Charmetant  •  Jean Yanne

When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Le Pêcheur
CAST:  Marie Trintignant  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Christian Charmetant  •  Jean Yanne

The Gang of the Jotas (2013)

The Gang of the Jotas is a wacky take on the famous suitcase mixup at the airport. Nils and Didier are arriving to the South of Spain to play in a badminton tournament. A mysterious and manipulative woman is also coming in to set things straight with the Spanish ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marjane Satrapi
CAST:  Marjane Satrapi  •  Mattias Ripa  •  Stéphane Roche  •  Ali Mafakheri

The Gang of the Jotas is a wacky take on the famous suitcase mixup at the airport. Nils and Didier are arriving to the South of Spain to play in a badminton tournament. A mysterious and manipulative woman is also coming in to set things straight with the Spanish ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marjane Satrapi
CAST:  Marjane Satrapi  •  Mattias Ripa  •  Stéphane Roche  •  Ali Mafakheri

I'm Not Dead (2013)

Yacine lives with his brother Jamel in a cramped Parisian apartment. He works as a motorcycle courier, although he is also a brilliant political science student. When a delivery job takes him to the home of his professor Richard Artaud, his life is thrown off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mehdi Ben Attia
CAST:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Emmanuel Salinger  •  Driss Ramdi  •  Mehdi Dehbi

Yacine lives with his brother Jamel in a cramped Parisian apartment. He works as a motorcycle courier, although he is also a brilliant political science student. When a delivery job takes him to the home of his professor Richard Artaud, his life is thrown off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mehdi Ben Attia
CAST:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Emmanuel Salinger  •  Driss Ramdi  •  Mehdi Dehbi

Journey to Portugal (2011)

Maria, a Ukrainian doctor, comes to Portugal to spend a year with Greco, her husband who is also a doctor. Upon arrival at Faro airport she is the only person from Kiev approached by agents of Immigration and Customs that lead her to a room of interrogation, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sérgio Tréfaut
CAST:  Jorge Barros  •  Mykola Chaban  •  Isabel Ruth  •  Rebeca Close

Maria, a Ukrainian doctor, comes to Portugal to spend a year with Greco, her husband who is also a doctor. Upon arrival at Faro airport she is the only person from Kiev approached by agents of Immigration and Customs that lead her to a room of interrogation, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sérgio Tréfaut
CAST:  Jorge Barros  •  Mykola Chaban  •  Isabel Ruth  •  Rebeca Close

The Killer (2017)

In lawless badlands, reclusive Cabeleira sets out to discover the fate of his gunman father and grows to be a feared assassin himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcelo Galvão
CAST:  Diogo Morgado  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Etienne Chicot  •  Paulo Gorgulho

In lawless badlands, reclusive Cabeleira sets out to discover the fate of his gunman father and grows to be a feared assassin himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcelo Galvão
CAST:  Diogo Morgado  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Etienne Chicot  •  Paulo Gorgulho

Man of the Crowds (2001)

Pawel Markowicz suffers from Stendhal syndrome and it is to Dr.Giordano that he tells his secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lvoff
CAST:  Jerzy Radziwiłowicz  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Danuta Stenka  •  Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Pawel Markowicz suffers from Stendhal syndrome and it is to Dr.Giordano that he tells his secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lvoff
CAST:  Jerzy Radziwiłowicz  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Danuta Stenka  •  Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Invisible World (2012)

An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Gian Vittorio Baldi  •  Marco Bechis  •  Laís Bodanzky  •  Beto Brant  •  Guy Maddin  •  Jerzy Stuhr  •  Cisco Vasques  •  Wim Wenders
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An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Manoel de Oliveira  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Gian Vittorio Baldi  •  Marco Bechis  •  Laís Bodanzky  •  Beto Brant  •  Guy Maddin  •  Jerzy Stuhr  •  Cisco Vasques  •  Wim Wenders
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Holidays by the Sea (2011)

A comedy about funny adventures of the group of French people during the summer vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascal Rabaté
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  François Damiens  •  François Morel

A comedy about funny adventures of the group of French people during the summer vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pascal Rabaté
CAST:  Jacques Gamblin  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  François Damiens  •  François Morel

The Divine Comedy (1991)

In a mental institution the patients see themselves as people like Jesus, Lázaro, Marta, Maria, Adão, Eve, Sonia, Raskolnikov, Aliosha e Ivan Karamasov, a Philosopher, a Profet, Santa Teresa d'Avila, reciting the Divine Comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manoel de Oliveira
CAST:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Miguel Guilherme  •  Luís Miguel Cintra  •  Mário Viegas

In a mental institution the patients see themselves as people like Jesus, Lázaro, Marta, Maria, Adão, Eve, Sonia, Raskolnikov, Aliosha e Ivan Karamasov, a Philosopher, a Profet, Santa Teresa d'Avila, reciting the Divine Comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manoel de Oliveira
CAST:  Maria de Medeiros  •  Miguel Guilherme  •  Luís Miguel Cintra  •  Mário Viegas
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