O Melhor Da Lingua Portugues

A personal collection of films in the beautiful Portuguese tongue.
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1.
City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
2.
City of Men (2007)
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Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. (106 mins.)
Director: Paulo Morelli
 
3.
Central Station (1998)
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An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
4.
Carandiru (2003)
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Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... (145 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
5.
Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)
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A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down. (64 mins.)
 
6.
Bus 174 (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man... (150 mins.)
 
7.
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
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Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. (272 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
8.
Tabu (2012)
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. (118 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
9.
Pixote (1981)
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc (128 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
10.
Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
11.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
12.
Last Stop 174 (2008)
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A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000. (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
13.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
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A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. (110 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger
 
14.
Heleno (2011)
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A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas. (116 mins.)
 
15.
God's Comedy (1995)
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João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise)... (170 mins.)
 
16.
'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
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Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier... (110 mins.)
 
17.
Behind the Sun (2001)
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When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
18.
God Is Brazilian (2003)
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God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while. (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
19.
Linha de Passe (2008)
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A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams. (113 mins.)
 
20.
A Divina Comédia (1991)
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Patients in a mental institution see themselves as Adam and Eve, Sonia and Raskolnikov, a Philosopher and a Prophet, Alyosha and Ivan Karamazov, Jesus, Lazarus, Martha, Mary and St Teresa of Avila. (140 mins.)
 
21.
Porto of My Childhood (2001)
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The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira. (61 mins.)
 
22.
A Caixa (1994)
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Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box. (93 mins.)
 
23.
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
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A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter. (97 mins.)
 
24.
Trash (2014)
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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. (114 mins.)