On a Saturday morning, an advertising crew arrives at a decadent old building downtown São Paulo to shoot a TV commercial. And then everything goes wrong, beginning with a broken elevator. ... See full summary »
"The Baron" wanted to commit the perfect heist involving 3 tons of money and no violence. For this he would need the right people willing to get 1 million dollars to take part in this job. ... See full summary »
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
The film tells the adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in the Northeast of Brazil and crossing for ... See full summary »
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 »
Hired to entertain a party in a luxury home, in São Paulo, a musician, a snooker player, and an old decadent actor keep waiting downstairs, never being invited to the party upstairs to perform their acts.
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
Several Brazilians comment their memories of football (soccer)
Several Brazilian persons relate with nostalgia and fantasy their memories of football, also known as soccer. Since football is all very import to the Brazilian male society, the film is a faithful portrait of Brazil and its recent changes. The commercialism of football is there: previously football was mostly a passion, a religion, but now it is mostly a way to generate lots of money. Some go to the most talented (and lucky) players, but many are left only with the dreams, and an empty bank account. There is also the limits of the players -- even with very little education, they're invited by the media to talk about lots of subjects, while all they can do is play. There is also the new relations with women that their new found money can provide -- for the good and for the bad. There is also a sensitive and sincere portrait of the football supporters, with their strange emotional link to the sport.
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