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Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)

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Truck driver travelling along the Transamazonic Road, a huge highway in Brazil that crosses the Amazon forest, meets a prostitute and slowly becomes aware of the problems in that region.

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Credited cast:
Paulo César Peréio ...
Sebastião, aka"Tião Brazil Grande"
Edna de Cássia ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lúcio Dos Santos
Elma Martins
Fernando Neves
Wilmar Nunes
Sidney Piñon
Rose Rodrigues
Conceição Senna


In the 70's, the fifteen years old whore Iracema meets the truck driver Sebastião, a.k.a. "Tião Brazil Grande", and travels with him along the Amazon Forest through Transamazônica, the longest Brazilian highway recently built by the military government to bring development to the area settling landless peasants. When Tião drops her on the road, Iracema is submitted to the most decadent types of prostitution to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Excellent film
1 October 2006 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is an exceptional film that portrays the direction set by the military dictatorship in Brazil. The acting, filming and the screen play are excellent. Any person interested in Brazil should see it. The subject is the Trans-Amazonic road, an ecological disaster built in the 1970s by the military dictatorship in Brazil, to settle people opposing it and landless peasants. The film denounces and portrays a reality that after three decades proves to be very precise. It is a film that helps to think about the consequences of crude authoritarian rule over a poor and defenseless people. The title and the story, Iracema, draws from a 19th century novel about a girl presented as the emblem of Brazil as a nation.

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