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Midnight (1998)

O Primeiro Dia (original title)
On December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.

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At midnight of December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the fireworks fall over Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach and the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone. An obscure but brilliant view that integrates the series "2000 Seem By", created by the French cultural broadcast television Art and the producer Haut et Court, in order to collect different views, from 10 distinct countries, concerning the end of the millennium. Written by Fabio Ornelas <fabiornelas@zipmail.com.br>

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If there is one day to decide something in life, this day is today.

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29 October 1999 (Brazil)  »

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A Brazilian take on the new millenium's first day
5 November 1999 | by (Coral Gables, Fl) – See all my reviews

This is the latest film by Daniela Thomas and Walter Salles (CENTRAL STATION and TERRA ESTRANGEIRA). It premiered in Brazil with the title THE FIRST DAY (O PRIMEIRO DIA, LE PREMIER JOUR in France). Several stories take place on December 31, 1999 in Rio de Janeiro, and lead into New Year's Day 2000. These subplots meet and conclude on the first day of the millenium. The film features knock out performances by Fernanda Torres, and Mateus Nachtergale (CENTRAL STATION) in particular.


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