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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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My Home Is Copacabana  »

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A Fable
10 May 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The title of this film in Portuguese was Fábula (A Fable). I saw it a long time ago. I wasn't prepared for what was in store for me - I hadn't read any comments about the film.... I was walking down the street and happened to pass in front of a movie theater, the title on the marquee struck my curiosity - it was FÁBULA. I went inside. When I left the theater I was deeply touched.

"Fábula" ("Mitt hem är Copacabana" in Swedish) is about the homeless children forced to live on the streets in Rio de Janeiro. I don't remember much about the film. I remember that it was not a political film (in the strict sense of the word), nor a documentary film.

It shows the miserable and hopeless life of these children, but even so it's not a desperate film - after all they are children, play games and live their lives day to day. There is even a touch of poetry and fantasy in "Fábula" (the film honors its Portuguese title). I remember in particular one scene near the end of the film where a poor balloon seller, taken by his balloons, floats in the sky (?!!!). Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but still the image remains whenever I remember the film.

I would like to see the film again to reappraise it. Anyway it left a lasting impression on me. This film should be released on DVD.


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