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Barren Lives (1963)
"Vidas Secas" (original title)

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A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Átila Iório ...
Fabiano
Maria Ribeiro ...
Sinhá Vitória (Mother)
Orlando Macedo ...
Soldado Amarelo (Soldier)
Joffre Soares ...
Fazendeiro (Farmer)
Gilvan Lima ...
Boy (as Gilvan)
Genivaldo Lima ...
Boy (as Genivaldo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Orlando Chagas
Ignacio Costa
Nabor Costa
Oscar de Souza
José Leite
Vanuterio Maia
Manuel Ordonio
Maria Rosa
Antonio Soarez
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A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place to live, with food and work. But the drought and misery destroy their hopes. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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the film that best shows the reality it lasts and cruel of the poor people of the northeast of Brazil.
21 May 1999 | by (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Typical representative of the call "Cinema Novo" in Brazil, that film is beautiful. With picture in black and white, the history was based on a classic of the Brazilian literature and it rotates around a family it expels of your earth for the dry climate, with thirst and hunger, migrating for an inhospitable landscape in search of a better life. Even a character so difficult of representing, the female dog " Baleia ", it has an anthological interpretation.


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