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Como Nascem os Anjos (1996)

 |  Drama  |  1997 (Brazil)
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Credited cast:
Priscila Assum ...
Branquinha
Silvio Guindane ...
Japa
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William
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Julie
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Maguila
Antônio Grassi ...
Police chief
Enrique Diaz ...
Camarão (as Enrique Díaz)
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Maria Adélia
Enoc Albino ...
Policeman
Fernando Almeida ...
Avião (Drug mailer)
Lívia Archer ...
Clarinha (girl at the car) (as Lyvia Archer)
Fernando Baltazar ...
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Vicente Barcellos
Maurício Bello ...
Policeman
Marina Beltrão
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Two children flee together with a grown up from a slum in Rio because this older person has had problems with the local drug lord. They end up in the house where a rich American lives with his daughter. Written by Felipe Farah Schwartzman <felipe@openlink.com.br>

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A flawed, but significant portrait of poverty in Brazil
31 July 2000 | by (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Como Nascem os Anjos" ("How Angels are Born") is far from a perfect movie, but it can't be easily discarded. Despite some poor cast choices and some disposable parts of the screenplay, this film is a tragic, bittersweet portrait of the huge contrast between poor people and rich people in Brazil, more specifically in Rio de Janeiro.

The story is about two children and a man from the slum who enter by force in the house of an American man, not exactly because they want, but because of some matters of chance.

The film is slow, but never boring, with some funny moments, but the kind of acid humor you have seen in "Magnolia", for example. "Como Nascem os Anjos" has its flaws, but should be seen for its many qualities, including a surprising, sad, significant ending.

In resume: this is not a perfect movie, but it is a worth seeing for the treatment it gives to some important subjects. I just hope it doesn't keep tourists off our beloved country that is Brazil.

7.5 out of 10 = PRETTY FINE


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