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Macunaima (1969)

Macunaíma (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Comedy | 1969 (Brazil)
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grande Otelo ...
Black Macunaíma / Macunaíma's son
Paulo José ...
Jardel Filho ...
Dina Sfat ...
Ci
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Jiguê
Rodolfo Arena ...
Maanape
Joana Fomm ...
Sofara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilza Carla ...
Fat Lady
Hugo Carvana ...
Man with the duck
Leovegildo Cordeiro
Maria Lúcia Dahl ...
Iara
Rafael de Carvalho ...
Caapora
Tite de Lemos ...
Narrator (voice)
Maria Do Rosario ...
Iquiri
Maria Letícia
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Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City. On the way, more miracles occur, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, he is co-opted by terrorists who enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious lessons of life. Written by Anonymous

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95 minutes of Brazil nuts See more »

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Fantasy | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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1969 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Jungle Freaks  »

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

White Macunaíma: Oh, such laziness...
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Soundtracks

Ceci e Peri
(Príncipe Valente)
Performed by Dalva de Oliveira
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...what the hell??!
2 July 2013 | by (Curitiba, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Really, i am a Brazilian man and i'm proud of my country and i'm used to believe the potential of Brazil to strike on the movies ( city of god is proof of this ) But honestly i just thought that macunaima was enough to make me sick. Even if it's based on a surrealist book rited by Mario De andrade, the surrealism is not impressive, funny, or gorgeous, in other words it sounds more like a madhouse. Even with the talented cast and a good acting of Grande Otelo, the direction, the photography, the production and camera settings are terrible. I really thought for a moment that someone in the set was drugged with some weird chemical, and i have no doubts that could be director of this movie.


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