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Writers:
Bill Krohn (writer) &
Richard Wilson (writer) ...
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Release Date:
17 October 1993 (USA) See more »
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America. | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A refreshing look at a controversial genius See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira ... Himself
Jeronimo André De Souza ... Himself
Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima ... Himself
Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva ... Himself (as Manuel 'Preto' Pereira Da Silva)
Jose Sobrinho ... Himself
Francisca Moreira da Silva ... Herself (as Francisca Moreira Da Silva)

Miguel Ferrer ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carmen Miranda ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Edmar Morel ... Himself - Interviewee
Grande Otelo ... Himself

Orson Welles ... Himself - Interview (archive footage)

Directed by
Bill Krohn 
Myron Meisel 
Orson Welles 
Richard Wilson 
Norman Foster (segment "My Friend Benito")
 
Writing credits
Bill Krohn (writer) &
Richard Wilson (writer) &
Myron Meisel (writer)

Produced by
Catherine L. Benamou .... associate producer
Régine Konckier .... producer
Bill Krohn .... producer
Myron Meisel .... producer
Jean-Luc Ormières .... producer
Richard Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jorge Arriagada 
 
Cinematography by
George Fanto 
Gary Graver 
 
Film Editing by
Ed Marx 
 
Production Management
Eric Aijala .... post-production manager
Anthony Bozanich .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Dean Beville .... supervising sound editor
Mike Chock .... sound editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Pini Klavir .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chico Albuquerque .... still photographer
Reginaldo Calmon .... assistant camera
Ned Scott .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Hooper .... second editor
Andrew Patterson .... additional editor
Lillie Thom .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Catherine L. Benamou .... senior researcher
Shifra Haran .... assistant: Mr. Welles
Edmar Morel .... researcher
Elizabeth Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Wilson
Randy Gitsch .... researcher: RKO Archive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carol Bahoric .... special thanks
Fred Chandler .... special thanks
Jodie Foster .... special thanks
Dean Goodhill .... special thanks
Michael Schlesinger .... special thanks
 

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Brazil:89 min | USA:87 min
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According to author Raymond Kelly. Jacare, the leader of the four raft fishermen in the "Jangadeiros" segment, drowned when his tree trunk raft overturned while filming a re-enactment. According to the writer when a shark washed ashore some days later, Jacare's remains were believed to be found in its stomach.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A refreshing look at a controversial genius, 5 March 2003
Author: flitcraft from Texas

I loved this examination of Welles' South American misadventures, because it challenged and successfully overturned my prejudices towards Welles; namely, that in his early years he squandered much of his talent and potential while becoming Hollywood's "bad boy," partying in the streets of Rio on RKO's tab until they had no choice but to pull the plug on his project. Instead, the filmmakers paint a much more sincere portrait of Welles as a committed filmmaker and artist, with circumstances beyond his control ultimately destroying not just his hard work, but the hopes of an entire oppressed underclass.

Amazingly, the filmmakers were able to locate the survivors (and their relatives) to piece together, first the chronology of Welles' stay in Brazil, and eventually the raw footage itself, to give us at least a glimpse of what Welles had planned to release. It's also a fascinating look at the early documentary tradition pioneered by Robert Flaherty and John Grierson (though ultimately I think the evidence suggests Welles may have been more influenced by Eisensteinian agit-prop).

For anyone interested in a sympathetic portrayal of American cinema's most praised and controversial director, I highly recommend IT'S ALL TRUE.

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