Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.
The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
Daniel de Oliveira,
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica and his two daughters, Paraguaçu and Moema. They... See full summary »
A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »
Cássia Kis Magro
The film shows the day when Rui and Vani first met. It was at their wedding (with other partners). Vani was going to marry Sérgio, and Rui would marry Marta in the same church, following ... See full summary »
José Alvarenga Jr.
Luiz Fernando Guimarães,
In a mega production by the Globo TV Network Brazil, O Auto da Compadecida based on the homonymous play by the Brazilian novelist and playwright Ariano Suassuna, actors like the newcomers Matheus Natchtergaelle and Selton Mello together with a cast of veterans like Fernanda Montenegro, Marco Nanini and Diogo Vilela unite to perform an epic.
Though maintaining the popular style of the original writer this TV adaptation does not disappoint the fans of the original writer as this 4 hour series captures to perfection the universe so masterfully crafted by Ariano Suassuna.
In hilarious situations Selto Mello and Matheus Natchergaelle reveal themselves to be promising young actors of their generation with great performances.
The adventurers of a poor lie-telling country man, called João Grilo, narrated in the award winning play Auto da Compadecida, by the novelist and playwright Ariano Suassuna, come to television in an adaptation by Guel Arraes, Adriana Falcão and João Falcão. Originally written in 1955, the play is presented as a microseries, in four episodes, and premiered on Tuesday, January 5th, 1999. The series was directed by critically acclaimed Brazilian director Guel Arraes, who shot the series entirely on film, shooting in Cabaceiras, on the countryside of the Brazilian state of Paraíba (the play takes place in Taperoá, close to Cabaceiras) and also at the Projac and Cinédia studios, in Rio de Janeiro. The show had its own soundtrack also, produced by João Falcão, and a visual setting that establishes a parallel line between the 1930s and the Middle Ages.
Overall this great show broke ratings records in Brazil and in other countries where it also aired, appealing to all publics and social classes.
This is a don't miss Brazilian drama at its best.
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