MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,408 this week

Hour of the Star (1985)
"A Hora da Estrela" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  March 1987 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 621 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 8 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 649 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 12 May 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 20 Apr 2014
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hour of the Star" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hour of the Star (1985)

Hour of the Star (1985) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hour of the Star.
10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Barren Lives (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Carlos Diegues
Stars: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Júnior
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha
Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy
Olga (2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim
Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto
Stars: Sonia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla
Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo Villaça, Pagano Sobrinho
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen.

Director: Carla Camurati
Stars: Marieta Severo, Antonio Abujamra, Thales Pan Chacon
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha
Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Renata de Lélis, Sérgio Lulkin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Glauber Rocha
Stars: Maurício do Valle, Jece Valadão, Antonio Pitanga
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.

Director: Suzana Amaral
Stars: Sabrina Greve, Eliane Giardini, Cacá Amaral
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Coutinho
Stars: Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcelia Cartaxo ...
José Dumont ...
Olímpico de Jesus
Tamara Taxman ...
Glória
...
Madame Carlota (the macumbeira)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manoel Luiz Aranha ...
Photographer
Marli Botoletto ...
Macumba assistant
Denoy de Oliveira ...
Pereira
Maria Do Carmo Soares ...
Maria do Carmo
Walter Filho ...
Man in Mercedes
Sonia Guedes ...
Mrs. Joana
Umberto Magnani ...
Seu Raimundo
Miro Martinez ...
Blind man
Euricio Martins ...
Metro Guard
Raymundo Matos ...
Arnaldo
Dirce Militello ...
Gloria's mother
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hour of the Star  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Olimpico: [watching Macabea putting a lot of sugar in her coffee] Jesus. That's going to make you sick.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Xuxa in Crystal Moon (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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).


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? Kookyburra
Discuss Hour of the Star (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?