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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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Cast

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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11 December 1967 (Sweden)  »

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Barren Lives  »

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Adaptated from a book.
28 November 2002 | by (Campina Grande, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie just because I had read the good book by Graciliano Ramos, back in 1992 in high school. When I played the video tape I really enjoyed what I saw. The slow rhythm is not an obstacle for us who want to have a great time watching a movie. It's the other way around, we just can't leave it once we realise "Vidas Secas" is an impressive narration of the difficulties poor people have when they try to move from their dying land in order to start a new life in the city. It's really time to press "play" and sit back.

My rate 7/10


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