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The difference between "amor" and "love".
Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Amy Irving ... Mary Ann Simpson
Antônio Fagundes ... Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges ... Acácio
Débora Bloch ... Tânia
Drica Moraes ... Nadine

Giovanna Antonelli ... Sharon
Rogério Cardoso ... Vermont
Serjão Loroza ... Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago ... Peçanha
Alberto de Mendoza ... Juan
Pedro Cardoso ... Roberto

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Trevor
Kazuo Matsui ... Wan-Kim-Lau
Cássia Linhares ... Reporter
Kate Lyra ... English School Receptionist
Mara Carvalho ... Tailor Shop Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Barcellos ... Nurse
Mariana Crochemore ... Lawyer
Andreia Fetter ... Juan's Wife III
Ana Jansen ... Juan's Wife II
Renata Leão ... English Student
Pedro Neme ... Priest
Lúcia Paiva ... Juan's Wife I
Sandra Prazeres ... English Student
Regina Sampaio ... Law Office Receptionist

Ava Lee Scott ... Voice (voice) (as Alba Albanese)

Erik Svane ... U.S. Consulate official
Cristina Tozzi ... Hospital Receptionist

Directed by
Bruno Barreto 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alexandre Machado 
Sérgio Sant'Anna  story "A Senhorita Simpson"
Fernanda Young 

Produced by
Bruno Barreto .... executive producer
Lucy Barreto .... producer
Luiz Carlos Barreto .... producer
Marcelo Santiago .... associate producer
Jaime A. Schwartz .... associate producer (as Tuinho Schwartz)
Patricia Zerbinatto .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Eumir Deodato 
Cinematography by
Pascal Rabaud 
Film Editing by
Ray Hubley 
Casting by
Marcela Altberg 
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Art Direction by
Cassio Amarante 
Carla Caffé 
Costume Design by
Emilia Duncan 
Makeup Department
Chris Bastos .... makeup assistant (as Christiane Bastos)
Aloysio Lili Ferraz .... makeup artist
Therezinha Nunes .... makeup artist: extras
Production Management
René Bittencourt .... production manager
JoAnn M. Laub .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicente Amorim .... assistant director
Daniela Braga .... first assistant director
Rafael Salgado .... second assistant director
Jaime A. Schwartz .... second unit director
Art Department
Shannon Robert Bowen .... art production assistant: New York
Mônica Costa .... set dresser
Cris Lobato .... assistant set dresser
Sé Luca .... assistant set dresser
Monica Rochlin .... set dresser
Wagner Tavares .... property master
Sound Department
Marina Adam .... foley assistant
Felix Andrew .... sound mixer
Miriam Biderman .... adr supervisor: Rio
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator
Rômulo Drummond .... assistant boom operator
Mick Gormaley .... assistant sound editor
Dan Korintus .... sound editor
Brian Langman .... sound editor
Tony Martinez .... sound editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Donna Powell .... foley supervisor
Ian Rankin .... foley recordist
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording engineer
Jeffrey Stern .... supervising sound editor
Luke Thorpe .... apprentice sound editor
Daniel Uriartt .... adr recordist: Rio
Mark A. Van Der Willigen .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Matt McDonald .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Faissal Jr. .... underwater camera operator
Anne Pinheiro Guimarães .... video assist operator
Júlio Guimarães .... key grip
Gustavo Hadba .... Steadicam operator
Gustavo Hadba .... camera operator
Jubel Magalhães .... gaffer (as Jubel Magalháes)
Jubel Magrão .... electrician
Rodrigo Monte .... second assistant camera
Philippe Piron .... first assistant camera
Fabián Silbert .... first assistant camera
Pierre Vianna .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Julia Kim .... casting assistant: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marta Carvalho .... costume supervisor
Ilma da Costa Santos .... wardrobe supervisor
Reka Koves .... costume assistant
Patricia Monteiro .... costume assistant
Ana Rosa .... wardrobe supervisor
Ana Rosa .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Vera Bizinover .... post-production assistant
Nick Dibeneditto .... negative cutter (as Nick di Benedetto)
Fred Heid .... color timer
Matt Mayer .... first assistant editor
Carrie Puchkoff .... assistant editor
David O. Rogers .... second assistant editor
Renato Schvartz .... first assistant editor: Rio
Charles Herzfeld .... film lab coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Nicholas Meyers .... music editor (as Nick Meyers)
Nicholas Meyers .... music supervisor (as Nick Meyers)
Alan Palanker .... music contractor
Other crew
Karen Balbi .... assistant: Amy Ivring
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Johnny Catrolli .... location manager
Johnny Catrolli .... set manager
Marcelo Eloy .... production assistant
Barbara Harrington .... dialogue coach
Fernanda Luz .... script supervisor
Cristina Mattos .... assistant: Bruno Barreto
Stephanie Wolf .... post-production accountant
Antonio Carlos Jobim .... dedicatee
Sergio Mendes .... special thanks
François Truffaut .... dedicatee

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Brazil:12 | France:U | Germany:0 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18SX (uncut version) | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Spain:13 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ahhhh! Two tickets to Rio, please., 5 October 2000
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Bossa Nova" is a fun and light hearted film about the romantic involvements of an ensemble of diverse but interconnected characters including one relationship hatched over the Internet. This charming little film features plenty of samabas, postcard panoramas of the Copacabana, and a 90 minute story which moves along quickly and will leave a smile on your face.

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