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Hour of the Star (1986)
"A Hora da Estrela" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  March 1987 (USA)
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Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »

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Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the subways. She describes herself saying, "I am a typist and a virgin, and I like Coca-Cola." Then she meets Olimpico, a north-easterner like herself, who has dreams of becoming a Congressman. Written by Benjamin Elijah Griffin <bgriffin@ic.sunysb.edu>

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Brazil's submission to the 1987's Oscar as Best Foreign Film. As of 2013, it's Brazil's only submitted film directed by a female director. See more »

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Olimpico: Look, I'll buy you a cup of coffee.
Macabea: With milk?
Olimpico: What?
Macabea: With milk.
Olimpico: OK. But if it costs more you pay the difference.
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Sad Romance, isn't?
8 January 2003 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

If you are in a bad mood or unquiet, don't try this one. There are several moments that you will think Macabea lives in a hell, and that she is too stupid to get out. But the movie is made to be analysed, and if you keep watching, you will fell it. Her relationship with Olimpico, and the antagonism of personalities, the perspective of Macabea about her life, opportunities and the future. Everything has a reason to be shown, every single word has a meaning. The movie was based on Clarice Lispector's best-seller "A Hora da Estrela" (The Star Time).


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