Happily Ever After (1985 film)

Happily Ever After

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Produced by Lucy Barreto
Antônio Calmon
Written by Bruno Barreto
Antônio Calmon
Starring Regina Duarte
Paulo Castelli
Music by Cesar Camargo Mariano
Cinematography Affonso Beato
Edited by Vera Freire
L.C. Barreto
Distributed by Embrafilme
Release dates
  • May 13, 1985 (1985-05-13)[1]
Running time
108 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

Happily Ever After[2] (Portuguese: Além da Paixão) is a 1985 Brazilian romantic drama film directed by Bruno Barreto.

It was released in the United States in November 1986.[3][4]


Fernanda is a married woman with two children who meets Miguel, a male prostitute after hitting him in a car accident. They meet again when he steals her wallet and drops an advertising of the club where he works. When her husband travels, Fernanda and Miguel go to Santos, saying they would accompany until the port a woman who would go to Paris. They go aboard a ship that goes to Salvador, where they pass the New Year's Day. However, when Fernanda eventually discovers Miguel is a cocaine addict she returns to her family.



At the 3rd Bogota Film Festival, Happily Ever After won the Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Castelli).[5]


  1. "Além da Paixão" (in Portuguese). Cinemateca Brasileira. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  2. Wilmington, Michael (April 29, 1987). "Movie Review : An Arousing, 'Happily' Erotic Carnal Drama". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  3. "Film: Barreto's 'Happily Ever After'". The New York Times. November 2, 1986. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  4. "New Films". New York Magazine. Vol. 19 no. 43. November 3, 1986.
  5. "XXIV Festival de Cine de Bogotá" (PDF) (in Spanish). Bogota Film Festival. p. 10. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014.

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