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Barren Lives (1963)

Vidas Secas (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 December 1967 (Sweden)
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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One of the 5 best brazilian movies of all times.
9 October 1999 | by (Sao Paulo, Brasil) – See all my reviews

One of the 5 best brazilian movies of all times. That's the opinion of the brazilian critics, and became obvious for everyone who see the film. A precise recreation of the Graciliano Ramos masterpiece by the "father" of "Cinema Novo". Definitively, a classic.


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