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Stoneraft Films b.v.
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Tel. + 31 20 77 86 188
Tel. + 31 (0)6. 205 280 98
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Running time 112 minutes
Language Spanish / Portuguese
(English subtitles)
Format 35 mm color ratio 1:1.85
Sound Dolby  Stereo SRD




Federico Luppi, Iciar Bollain, Gabino Diego,
Ana Padrão, Diogo Infante, Golfo

Directed by
George Sluizer

Plot Summary
Five strangers from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula experience an outbreak of seemingly unrelated supernatural phenomena that only later take on greater  significance. All are experiencing events they cannot logically explain : a flock of starlings follows José everywhere he goes, while Joana creates small fault lines with her walking stick; Joaquim not only raises an impossibly large stone with only his hands but also throws it out to sea ; while unraveling one sock, Maria discovers the thread has no end. Pedro’s – the fifth stranger – experience is the most significant, as he alone feels a bizarre tremor that eventually leads to the peninsula dislodging itself from the rest of the European continent. As the new island drifts away and a catastrophic disaster appears imminent, the five strangers seek an answer to all these puzzling events and are thus drawn together on their mutual quest for truth.

Also Known As
A Jangada de Pedra (Portugal)
Balsa de piedra, La (Spain)
Stenen vlot, Het (Netherlands)

Screenplay by
Yvette Biro and George Sluizer

Based on the novel by
José Saramago - Nobel Prize literature

Produced by
George Sluizer

Executive producer
Anne Lordon

Fernando Bovaira & Luis Bordallo Silva

MGS Film
in co-production with Sogecine & Lusomundo

Director of photography – Goert Giltay
Production designer – Felix Murcia
Editor – Jan Dop
Visual effects supervisor – Joris Sluizer
Costume design – Jany Temime
Music – Henny Vrienten
Sound design – Antonio Bloch & Peter Flamman
Production consultant – Gustavo Ferrada
Line producer – José Lopez Rodero
Line producer Holland – Dirk Schreiner

Pedro – Federico Luppi
Maria – Iciar Bollain
Jose – Gabino Diego
Joana – Ana Padrão
Joaquim – Diogo Infante
Fiel – Golfo the dog                       
Minister Enriquez – Antonia San Juan
Toll booth girl – Rebeca Tebar
Prime Minister England – Simon Chandler
Prime Minister Spain – Manuel Galiana
Foreman Texas – James Michael Taylor

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