Only God Knows

Only God Knows (Spanish: Sólo Dios sabe; Portuguese: Só Deus sabe) is a 2006 Mexican-Brazilian drama film directed by Carlos Bolado. It stars Alice Braga as Dolores, a Brazilian woman, who meets Dámian (Diego Luna), a Mexican who helps her to reach Mexico City after her passport is stolen.

Only God Knows
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Theatrical release poster
SpanishSólo Dios sabe
PortugueseSó Deus sabe
Directed byCarlos Bolado
Produced byCarlos Bolado
Sara Silveira
Yissel Ibarra
Written byCarlos Bolado
Diane Weipert
StarringAlice Braga
Diego Luna
Music byOtto
Julieta Venegas
CinematographyFrederico Barbosa
Edited byCarlos Bolado
Manuela Dias
Dezenove Som e Imagens
Sincronía Films
Buena Vista International
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • January 21, 2006 (2006-01-21) (Sundance)
  • September 15, 2006 (2006-09-15) (Mexico)
Running time
115 minutes
Budget$3 million[1]

Co-produced between Brazil and Mexico after an agreement undersigned in Venezuela, it is the first film produced jointly by the two countries.[2][3] Filming took place in 2004 in Tijuana, Mexico City, Salvador, São Paulo, and San Diego.[2] Post-production was done in São Paulo in 2005[2] and sound effects were produced in Skywalker Sound.[4]

Its world premiere occurred on January 21 at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival,[5][6] where it competed in the category Cinema Dramatic of the World Cinema section.[7] It also entered the official selection of the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva.[8][9]



  1. ^ "Só Deus Sabe" (in Portuguese). Terra Networks. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Sólo Dios Sabe que terminan grabación". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). November 14, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Novaes, Teresa (November 1, 2004). "Longa-metragem une México e Brasil em cenários de São Paulo". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lora Hirschberg". Skywalker Sound. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Arman Gael y Diego fiesta en Sundance". El Universal (in Spanish). January 22, 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Koehler, Robert (January 23, 2006). "Review: 'Only God Knows'". Variety. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Brasil apresenta "Casa de Areia" no Festival de Sundance" (in Portuguese). Terra Networks. January 20, 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Caballero, Jorge (September 15, 2006). "Sólo Dios sabe habla de cómo estar en paz con el mundo: Carlos Bolado". La Jornada (in Spanish). Desarrollo de Medios. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "32 Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva Sección Oficial Largometrajes" (in Spanish). Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2014.

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