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Matheus Nachtergaele ...
 Joao Grilo
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 Chicó
Lima Duarte ...
 O Bispo
Rogério Cardoso ...
 Padre João
Denise Fraga ...
 Dora
Diogo Vilela ...
 O Padeiro Eurico
Maurício Gonçalves ...
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 Severino de Aracaju
Luís Melo ...
 Diabo
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 Rosinha
Bruno Garcia ...
 Vicentao
Enrique Diaz ...
 Cangaceiro (as Enrique Díaz)
Aramis Trindade ...
 Cabo Setenta
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 Major Antônio Moraes (1999)
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The film tells the adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in the Northeast of Brazil and crossing for several episodes fooling all of the small village of Taperoá, in the backlands of Paraiba. Adaptation of the work of Ariano Suassuna.

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Great story, great actors
15 October 2000 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is surely one of the best brazilian productions ever. The story is very original and all actors are just fantastic. Fernanda Montenegro does a great job as the "Compadecida", although she doesn't play a leading role. If you like sense of humor mixed with a little bit of drama this is the right thing to watch.


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