Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose.

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Pierina
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Teresa
Alexandre Paternost ...
Angelo Gardone
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Massimo
Gianfrancesco Guarnieri ...
Padre Giobbe
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Rocco
Cecil Thiré ...
Padre Gentile
Cláudio Mamberti ...
Batiston
Antônio Carlos ...
Aurélio (as Antônio Carlos Pires)
Arcangelo Zorzi ...
Sichopa
José Vitor Castiel ...
Miro
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Gaudério
Julia Barreto ...
Dosolina (as Julia Barreto Borges)
Mariana Pellegrino Barreto ...
Bambina
Elaine Braghirolli ...
Tia Gema
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The story of two immigrant couples: Teresa and Angelo; Pierina and Massimo. While fighting for survival in the new world, the unexpected love of Massimo and Teresa appears. They react against family and cultural traditions and leave to a new destiny, leaving their partners. Quatrilho is the name of a card game in wich the player have to betray his partner in order to become the champion. Written by Roberto Jung Drebes <drebes@cyberspace.org>

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A game of fascination and seduction

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20 October 1995 (Brazil)  »

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First Brazilian film to be submitted to the Oscars after an absence of six years without other submissions, due to the lack of films being made in the period. See more »

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Pierina: Hell also exists for the priests! Don't forget that, Father Gentili.
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A real story
19 February 2001 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This movie calls my attention in so many ways. It tells the story of two of the hundreds of families that came from Italy to Brazil in late 19th century and beginning of the 20th, looking for a better life for them and their children.

The movie talks about a couple of Italian families, with their own costumes and habits. The main characters are two women an two men, trying to fit in a conservative society. That's the basic thing about the film, that was filmed in the south of Brazil, with some really beautiful shots of this Brazilian region.

"O Quatrilho" not just deserved an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign Language Film, but also has to be remembered as one of the best Brazilian movies ever made. If you haven't seen it, rent it and take a look in this masterpiece of Bruno Barreto's brother: Fábio Barreto.




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