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Princesa (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 1 June 2001 (Italy)
Fernando, a.k.a. Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transgender woman, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance sex-change surgery. Fernanda dreams of becoming a "real" woman, ... See full summary »

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Ingrid de Souza ...
Fernanda
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Gianni
Lulu Pecorari ...
Karin
Mauro Pirovano ...
Fabrizio
Biba Lerhue ...
Charlo
Sonia Morgan ...
Fofao
Alessandra Acciai ...
Livia
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Automobilista
Egidio Cardillo ...
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Roberta Nanni ...
Laura
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Fernando, a.k.a. Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transgender woman, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance sex-change surgery. Fernanda dreams of becoming a "real" woman, but in Milan is instead transformed into Princesa, a mysterious figure of allure. When she meets Gianni, a straight-laced, married businessman who falls in love with her. It all seems too good to be true...and it is. Written by Anonymous / edited by TrivWhiz

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$3,318 (USA) (9 December 2001)

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$19,040 (USA) (27 January 2002)
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Princesa shows the harsh but realistic reality
26 February 2012 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Princesca is a film which shows a more realistic view of what people who are trans gender go through. The film is based on the true story of Fernanda Farias de Albuquerque who was a transsexual who moved to Milan to have a sex change operation. The film stays true to the story and right from the beginning the film it shows the harsh reality that conflicts with the stereotypical Hollywood films. The film definitely has more of a dark and gloomy feel throughout. In addition the film has some styles about it that make it almost seem as if it is more of a documentary then a fictional story.

The movie is made better through the main actress Ingrid de Souza. She plays the part very well and even though some of the characters qualities are not very easily understood, the audience can still little by little come to understand and know the character of Fernanda through Ingrid's work.

The film also touches on the differences between transsexuals and transvestites. These differences can be seen through the characters of Cholla and Fernanda. This film is most definitely not a happy uplifting film. It portrays the real life struggles that actual people go through. All of the actors do a great job of bringing the story to life and the cinematography and lighting and sound also help to make this film a very good piece. If you are a fan of more serious dramatic films that deal with lesser seen topics such as transsexuals or transvestites, I believe you would like this film.


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