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The Garden of Afflictions (2017)

Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho's thinking, presented through his presence, his daily work routine and his family life in Virginia (USA).


Josias Teófilo


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Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho's thinking, presented through his presence, his daily work routine and his family life in Virginia (USA).

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Release Date:

11 May 2017 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

O Jardim das Aflições See more »

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Virginia, USA See more »


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BRL315,000 (estimated)
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Excellent work, however...
28 January 2018 | by leorodrigues-70270See all my reviews

Great documentary about life and book, homonymous, of the philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. The documentary expressed well what is Brazil, and what are the real problems that our country is facing. The film "embraces" and explains, - even though quickly -, several ideas of spinal cord - and reals, - of the thought of Olavo. However, the point negative, according to my judgment, must be added, and this is: excessive exposure of postulates philosophical that, for sure, can only be understood (talking about who is not your student or disciple), just after days, weeks, or months of serious study of philosophy's own intellectual concerned that, perhaps, would be a reasonable time to understand complex ideas of the documentary (and not in 1h: 21min movie). Olavo - professor Olavo, for your known - once again fell in error of "exaggeration! Finally, the writer of Virginia, is awarded by the truth virtually all your thesis philosophical, except, of course, of this big praise made to your own documentary -, later, in social networks. But, yep, is a handsome work of the director Josias Teófilo.

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