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Bye Bye Brasil (1980)

 -  Drama  -  9 February 1980 (Brazil)
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The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Wilker ...
Lorde Cigano
Betty Faria ...
Salomé
Fábio Júnior ...
Ciço
Zaira Zambelli ...
Dasdô
Príncipe Nabor ...
Andorinha / Swallow
Emmanuel Cavalcanti ...
Prefeito / Mayor (as Emanoel Cavalcanti)
José Márcio Passos ...
Assessor Prefeito / Mayor's Assistant
Carlos Kroeber ...
Caminhoneiro / Truck Driver
Joffre Soares ...
Zé da Luz
Rodolfo Arena ...
Lavrador / Peasant
Aderbal Junior
Carlos Lagoeíro ...
Sertanejos
Catalina Bonakie ...
Viúva / Widow (as Catalina Bonaky)
Rinaldo Gines ...
Chefe Índio / Indian Chief
Marcus Vinícius ...
Empresário
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The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion player is completely enamored of Salomé, and he begs to come along. The Gypsy Lord shrugs, and the accordionist and his pregnant wife, Dasdô, join the troupe. Television is their enemy as they go from the coast deep into the Amazon. Salomé lets the accordion player sleep with her once, with Dasdô's knowledge. He's moon-struck. Then, after Dasdô's baby is born and financial disaster hits the troupe, and the accordionist must choose between seeing his wife a prostitute and leaving the caravan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Also Known As:

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Trivia

Official submission of Brazil to the 1981's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Lorde Cigano: Accordionist, you know why the jungle is virgin? 'Cause it's full of "fruits".
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Features O Ébrio (1946) See more »

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Bye Bye Brasil
Written by Chico Buarque de Hollanda and Roberto Menescal
Performed by Chico Buarque de Hollanda
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Entertaining and instructive
6 March 2006 | by (Bridgewater, MA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film around 1985, when it was still new, and before I started studying and visiting Brazil seriously. I did not remember much at all, probably because I did not understand the significance of what I was seeing. Now, after four visits to Brazil (mostly Amazon and Northeast), it makes a lot more sense, and I will be recommending it to students.

The movie was made near the end of the (1964-85) military period, when political discourse was possible but still needed to be done cautiously. So the film addresses serious concerns about the government's programs to encourage migration, but it does so with humor and finesse.

It is a brilliant film, and gives some insight to the ongoing suffering of the sertao, the cultural context of forro, the folly of development in Brasilia, and the drivers of deforestation in the Amazon.


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