Jorginho, his white friend Rico, Lici and Paulinho are homeless best friends living in a slum in a hill in Copacabana. They spend their hopeless life playing with kite; trying to survive ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Leila Santos de Sousa ...
Lici (as Leila)
Cosme dos Santos ...
Jorginho (as Cosme)
Josafá Da Silva Santos ...
Paulinho (as Josafá)
Toninho Carlos de Lima ...
Rico (as Toninho)
Herminia Gonçalves
Dirce Migliaccio
João Lucas
Flávio Migliaccio
Alvaro Peres
Andrey Salvador
Antonio Pitanga
Joel Barcellos
Alberto Carvalho
Walter Lira
Benedito de Assis
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Jorginho, his white friend Rico, Lici and Paulinho are homeless best friends living in a slum in a hill in Copacabana. They spend their hopeless life playing with kite; trying to survive getting food from the street market or the fishermen; learning how to pickpocket; working on the streets polishing shoes. Rico escaped from an institution in Caxambu that symbolizes hell on Earth for them. When he gets ill, he decides to return to the place because he does not want to die on the streets. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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29 March 1965 (Sweden)  »

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My Home Is Copacabana  »

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A truly excellent film.
14 April 2002 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

This film is about homeless children.

In the main titles it's something like this: "This film is based on taped histories by the children in the film and their friends". Arne Sucksdorff is one of the greatest and most famous directors here in Sweden. He does documentary films. I have seen two films that he has done: This and "The great adventure". "The great adventure" is great but the child-actors is not so good in that film but in this it was much difrent. Maybe because they act so natural.

This is a film that perfectly shows their joy in the hopeless situation. It's very frightening and it will make you think deep. The children still has the hope but the problems goes on and on. You get very close to the four main children. Technical this film is perfect, the cinematography, editing and of course the direction. And let's not forget how beautiful this film is. A masterpiece that I highly recommend to watch. It's hard to rate this kind of films but it deserves the highest rating on any level.


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