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The Lyre of Delight (1978)

A Lira do Delírio (original title)
| Drama
During the Carnival, in Niterói (city next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), the son of a Lira do Delírio (Lyre of Delirium) nightclub dancer is kidnapped. With the help of a journalist friend, ... See full summary »

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Ness Elliott
Cláudio Marzo
Paulo César Peréio
Antonio Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Bira
Jorge Rocha de Lima
Alvaro Freire
Isabella
Jamelão
João Loredo
Jorge Mourão
Bene Nunes
Tonico Pereira
Flávia Ribeiro
Marilza Ribeiro
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During the Carnival, in Niterói (city next to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), the son of a Lira do Delírio (Lyre of Delirium) nightclub dancer is kidnapped. With the help of a journalist friend, she dives into Rio de Janeiro's underworld and meet all kind of criminals. She also goes back in time, to a past carnival, where she thinks she might pin-point the culprit among a group of people. Written by Anonymous

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A Complete Mess
29 March 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the dancer Ness Elliot (Anecy Rocha) of a cabaret in Lapa accepts to bring a package of drugs from São Paulo for Tonico (Tonico Pereira) to raise money. However she is stolen and returns to the cabaret. Soon her baby Guri Guri is abducted and the kidnapper asks a high amount as ransom. Ness seeks for help with the journalist Peréio (Paulo César Peréio), who has a crush on her, and the crook Claudio (Cláudio Marzo) that is also involved in the kidnapping.

"A Lira do Delírio" is a movie without screenplay with a story that is a complete mess. The cast uses their real name with the exception of the lead actress. Anecy Rocha, sister of Glauber Rocha and wife of the director Walter Lima Jr., died before the edition of the movie. There is a polemic scene in the beginning in the Carnival with the Lyre of the Desire in Niterói, with the lesbian kiss of Anecy Rocha and the singer Nara Leão. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Lira do Delírio" ("The Lyre of the Desire")


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