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Chronically Unfeasible (2000)
"Cronicamente Inviável" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  September 2000 (USA)
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Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

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Credited cast:
Umberto Magnani ...
Alfredo
Cecil Thiré ...
Luís
Dira Paes ...
Amanda
Betty Gofman ...
Maria Alice
Daniel Dantas ...
Carlos
Dan Stulbach ...
Adam (as Dan Filip Stulbach)
Zezeh Barbosa ...
Josilene
Leonardo Vieira ...
Ceará
Cosme dos Santos ...
Valdir
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João Acaiabe ...
Union leader
Patrick Alencar ...
Gabriel
Alejandro Bedoti ...
Man with case in Rondônia
Simone Boers ...
Adoption clinic nurse
Roberto Bomtempo ...
Osvaldo, Josilene's boyfriend
Gero Camilo ...
Bus driver
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Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

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A poetic and intellectually charming script, with quite a dark bent
12 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The script is very rich, and in this I took intellectual delight. Other reviewers have mentioned poor cinematography. It feels sometimes as though it originated as a play, and in adapting to a screenplay perhaps some elements have been overlooked. Still, I loved what the writer did well: the layering of a lot of history, symbolism, and perspective, the deconstruction of many aspects of Brazilian culture and history. Using several different characters, the writer is able to compose a symphony of dark, cynical, anti-bourgeois sentiment.

As a non- Brazilian, I am sure there are many things I did not understand, as there is a lot of complexity within the script and probably visual and situational representations of which I have no reference point. Yet, as someone who is interested in Brazilian culture and history, this is a piece I will definitely see again, try to absorb more from, and discuss with Brazilians who have seen it as well.


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