A movie about a Brazilian entrepreneur who rivalled American's richest man at his time, well-known Rockfeller. Irineu Evangelista de Souza in 1867 had $155.000 contos de reis, meanwhile the...
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
The film tells the facts of life of the mogul of communications, Assis Chateaubriand (Marco Ricca), one of those responsible for bringing TV to Brazil. The screenplay based on the ... See full summary »
Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the ... See full summary »
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »
Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »
The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.
A movie about a Brazilian entrepreneur who rivalled American's richest man at his time, well-known Rockfeller. Irineu Evangelista de Souza in 1867 had $155.000 contos de reis, meanwhile the Brazilian Governement annual budget was 97.000 contos de reis. The movie shows his life from poverty to riches and back to poverty again, as is common in Brazil, rich people die poor. Written by
Aluisio Mentor Melo
MAUA, the Brazilian film about the 19th century national hero of the same name is a masterpiece of its genre. Master director Sergio Rezende has been producing a series of historical epics these past few years, and his latest is his best. It is also the best Brazilian film of the 1999/2000 November to April film season, according to many. I agree wholeheartedly. The period details, the superb acting, beautiful sets and historical relevance to today's Brazil, compared to the country's state 110 to 150 years ago all contribute to make this, a film not to be missed. The film maker contrasts the country's economy in two different centuries, in this, the 500th anniversary of "Brazil" as a Western-style country, to great effect. In MAUA, open markets, free trade and other liberal economic policies currently pursued by the Brazilian government get the greatest promotion that issues like these can ever get. They are dramatized, and persuasively pitched to the public through MAUA's life story. He has always been considered the pioneer of Brazil-oriented (as opposed to Portuguese Empire-oriented) business development and distribution of wealth, as well as a champion for the abolition of slavery. This film will cement his image as a semi-god in Brazil's history. The film will also be remembered for a long time, for the fine historical epic and drama that it is.
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