Release dateSeptember 3, 2010 (2010-09-03) WriterLaura Malin (contributing writer), Wagner de Assis CastWerner Schünemann (Emmanuel), Renato Prieto (André Luiz), Fernando Alves Pinto (Lisias), Rosanne Mulholland (Eloisa), Inez Viana (Narcisa), Rodrigo dos Santos (Tobias) Similar moviesWhat Dreams May Come, The Sixth Sense, City of Angels, Ghost, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Beetlejuice TaglineBased on the novel of Chico Xavier
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Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (also known as Nosso Lar) is a 2010 Brazilian drama film directed by Wagner de Assis, based on the book of the same name by the medium Francisco Cândido Xavier. It is distributed by 20th Century Fox and features a soundtrack composed by Philip Glass.
Andre Luiz, the main character of the story, is played by Renato Prieto. He shares the screen with well-known actors and actresses of Brazilian television drama such as Othon Bastos, Ana Rosa and Paulo Goulart, among others. It was shot on location in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília during the months of July, August and September 2009 and took 9 months to complete post-production. It was released on September 3, 2010 in Brazil to great critical acclaim and more than one million viewers in its opening weekend.
The film is an adaptation of the 1944 book of the same name, said to be dictated by the spirit Andre Luiz and psychographed by Chico Xavier, Brazil's best-known and respected medium, having channeled more than 400 books. The book is considered a great classic of spiritist literature. Engaging the reader from a first-person narrative, Andre Luiz delivers his impressions of the spirit world he encounters after his death.
Detailed drawings of the city "Our Home" as well as the architecture of the buildings, ministries and homes, were created by the medium Heigorina Cunha through her observations made during her alleged travels outside of the body in March 1979, led and guided by the spirit Lucius. These drawings served as inspiration to create the visual architecture of the city, that you can see in the movie. His drawings have been clarified and confirmed by Chico Xavier that this was really the spiritual city of Rio de Janeiro called "Our Home".
Nosso Lar is rich in special effects. The majority of the movie takes place in this spiritual city, which is famous in the Spiritist movement. Many spiritists and spiritualists waited anxiously for the release of the film that recorded the second highest debut of a Brazilian film since the rebirth of Brazilian cinema in the 1990s, after Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, released one month later.