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Lucélia Santos ...
Luz del Fuego
Walmor Chagas ...
Senator João Gaspar
Joel Barcellos ...
Canário
Ivan Cândido ...
Teodoro Dias
Helber Rangel ...
Indalécio Ribeiro
Marcos Soares ...
Agildo
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Luis Antonio
Flávio Antônio
Jalusa Barcelos ...
Maria Júlia
Laís Chamma ...
Canário's wife
Renato Coutinho
José de Abreu
Dayse de Lourenço
Mariana de Moraes ...
Teodoro's daughter
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The biography of controversial Brazilian artist Luz del Fuego (her artistic name), highlighting her eccentric lifestyle and public manifestations. As in the film, she is best remembered for being ahead of her time, and for her public outcry (also the movie's tagline): Todo Mundo Nu! (Everyone get naked!). She was also an ardent activist of nudism, in an era where nudism was not exactly embraced. Written by Gonz30

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A Woman Ahead of Time, Who Fought Against Prejudice of Conservative Society
26 June 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The old man and former senator João Gaspar (Walmor Chagas) tells his romance with Luz Del Fuego (Lucélia Santos) to his nurse, while traveling to the "Ilha do Sol" ("Island of the Sun") in a boat. In the end of the forties, he meets the show-girl Luz del Fuego, who becomes his lover. Ahead of time, she shocks the conservative Catholic Brazilian society with her costumes of being naked most of the time, and when she moves to the "Ilha do Sol", a property of her own, it became a nudism colony.

This movie was awarded in Gramado Festival, and Lucélia Santos has an amazing performance, being very natural naked most of the time and dancing with snakes. The story omits many parts of the biography of Luz del Fuego, highlighting her mostly as a low-level woman, and explores the beautiful body of Lucélia Santos. However, in accordance information of the site: http://aolliver.vilabol.uol.com.br/luzdelfuego.html (written in Portuguese), Luz del Fuego was born on 21 February 1917, with the name of Dora Vivacqua, in Cachoeiro do Itapemirim (ES). In 1944, she began her artistic career with the company of two snakes, "Cornélio e Castorina", working in "Circo Pavilhão Azul" ("Blue Flag Circus"), with the artistic name of "Luz Divina". In 1947, she changed her name to the foreign artistic name of "Luz del Fuego", following the advice of her friend, the clown "Cascudo", expecting to attract a greater public. Later, she was hired by the owners of the theater "Follies". Luz del Fuego was an ecologist and naturalist, in a period when these themes were not discussed by the Brazilian society. In 1950, she opened the first nudity colony of the Latin American in the Ilha do Sol ("Island of the Sun"), in São Gonçalo. She wrote two books: "Trágico Black Out" ("Tragic Black-Out", in 1947) and "Verdade Nua" ("Naked Truth", in 1950). Part of her profits with these books were donated to charity institution. The famous Ilha do Sol hosted many international vips, such as Errol Flynn, Ava Garden, Tyrone Powel, Brigite Bardot, Steve MacQueen, César Romeno, Laura Turner and Gleen Ford. On 19 July 1967, Luz del Fuego was murdered by Alfredo Teixeira Dias and Mozart. In 1982, the pictures of Lucélia Santos in this film was the front page and the centerfold of the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine. Further, it is worthwhile watching this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Luz Del Fuego"


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