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Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)

 |  Drama  |  2 June 1976 (France)
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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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Paulo César Peréio ...
Sebastião, aka"Tião Brazil Grande"
Edna de Cássia ...
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Lúcio Dos Santos
Elma Martins
Natal
Fernando Neves
Wilmar Nunes
Sidney Piñon
Rose Rodrigues
Conceição Senna
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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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In a scene where Iracema is serving food to a couple of truck drivers, she suddenly starts to cry. In the "Making Of" of the Brazillian DVD release of the film, actress Edna de Cássia stated that she was crying because she didn't want to serve food to Indians and because she didn't want to be considered a Native Brazilian herself. See more »

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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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