In 1963, in the fictitious city of Antares in South of Brazil, the workers decide to strike, fighting for better salaries and working conditions. Meanwhile, seven locals die: the ... See full summary »
In 1963, in the fictitious city of Antares in South of Brazil, the workers decide to strike, fighting for better salaries and working conditions. Meanwhile, seven locals die: the conservative and Catholic matriarch and very powerful lady, Quitéria Campolargo; the corrupt lawyer Cícero Branco; the Spanish anarchist shoemaker Barcelona; the drunkard Pudim de Cachaça; the prostitute Erotildes; the student João da Paz; and the pianist Menandro Olinda. Once their bodies remain unburied due to the general strike, they decide to claim to the local authorities the right of being buried. The Major Vivaldino Brazão, the judge Quintiliano do Vale, the "Colonel" Tibério Vacariano and the local sheriff are not able to force the workers to return to their normal activities, so the dead citizens disclose dark secrets about corruption of the leaders and the dwellers. Once they are corpses, they are not subject to the laws of the living and they can freely speak about the sordid hidden secrets. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Imagine unburied corpses coming back to life, for reclaim their right to "rest in peace". And it's not a terror serie! All begins with a big strike. When Barcelona ( Elias Gleiser)gave the idea that no body should be buried, until the strike's end; certainly he wasn't expecting to die- not that night. Either were 6 other dead people: A high society lady( Quitéria), dishonest and powerful lawyer( Cicero), an anarquist ( Barcelona), a young communist ( João Paz), a musician Menoro), a drunk( Pudim de cachaça) and a protistute ( Erotildes)
Well, dead was the only shared thing betwen the 7; dead and the want to be buried. But, the only way to " rest in peace" was finishing the strike. How to do that? Talk. Tell all the hidden secrets of the most important people of the town,at the town's central square. And the 7 rotten corpses know a lot. Based on a novel by Erico Verissimo, this serie has excellent actors as Fernanda Montenegro) and good production.
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