Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ...
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Helen McNulty is a journalist struggling to regain control of her life a year after she was abducted and tortured in Central America. She goes to a clinic for survivors of torture, where ... See full summary »
Tension between a jealous husband, his wife who's attracted to his friend and the friend is rising as their small, deeply catholic, Mexican village is deciding who will be Christ during the possibly dangerous reenactment of the Crucifixion.
Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, and frequently resort to murder. Written by
One of Raul Julia's final performances. For his role as Chico Mendes, he earned several posthumous awards (including Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG). See more »
During the scene of Wilson Pinheiro's execution, the characters are watching a well-known moment from the TV series Vale Tudo. This wouldn't be possible since this series would only be released in 1988 while Pinheiro was killed in 1980. See more »
I lost by 10%?
No, you only got 10% of the votes. Chico, people are scared. You knew it was gonna to be bad.
What the hell are you talking about? You think I can resign myself? To fighting for a lost cause? You think I'm out there every day for the good of my soul? I'm scared too. But I'm fighting because I believe we can win.
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It's a "true story" but I was left wondering: "Is it "Hollywood true" or "true-true"?" The bad guys are really bad and the good guys are really good.
Although the environmental issues are addressed and resolved were the economic issues ever resolved? I was left hanging. The issue is: it it possible to have environmental friendliness while being able to build a middle class?
There's a nude scene that is nice to look at but left me wondering how it was necessary to further the story.
The film did raise issues to discuss: the company store, liberation theology, the rain forest, non-violent protest and development versus saving the environment.
It is a good Earth Day film to view and then have a discussion. This is especially true for Americans who are the worst polluters in the world and tend to look to the rain forest instead of in their own backyards.
The performances are very good. Be prepared to cry.
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