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Me You Them (2000)
"Eu Tu Eles" (original title)

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A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Casé ...
Darlene
Lima Duarte ...
Osias
Stênio Garcia ...
Zezinho
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Ciro
Nilda Spencer ...
Raquel
Diogo Lopes ...
Vaqueiro negro / Black herdsman
Helena Araújo ...
Darlene's mother
Iami Rebouças ...
Moça do forró / Young woman at ball
Lucien Paulo ...
Capataz / Headman
Borges Cunha ...
Registry employee
Plácido Alves Neto ...
Dono da venda / Store owner
D. Dinorah ...
Osias' mother
José Pascoal ...
Rapaz do forró / Young man at ball
Zé Brocoió ...
Locutor / Speaker 1
Clesio Atanasio ...
Locutor / Speaker 2
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Storyline

Darlene, earthy and unmarried, returns to the cane fields of Bahia with her young son. There, over time, she balances the pride, desire, jealousy, and tolerance of three men. Osias, an older man, proud of a house he's built, proposes marriage; she accepts. He retires to his hammock, she works hard, and in a few years births a second son, much darker than Osias. Then, he takes in his cousin Zezinho, almost as old as he, a good cook, so Osias is happy. Darlene smiles at Zezinho. Another son arrives, light-skinned like Zezinho. Next, Darlene meets Ciro, young and handsome, and invites him to dinner. Osias insists Ciro stay. When another son arrives, what will the proud Osias do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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arid | marriage | jealousy | hammock | forró | See more »

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It is impossible to find all virtues on a unique man. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and thematic content | See all certifications »

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18 August 2000 (Brazil)  »

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Me You Them  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,750 (USA) (2 March 2001)

Gross:

$323,403 (USA) (8 June 2001)
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Esperando na Janela
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Rent it to see Brasil
4 January 2004 | by (Wash DC) – See all my reviews

"Eu Tu Eles" tells the story of Regina Case. A headstrong peasant woman in dusty rural Brasil who needs the support of 3 men to fulfill the traditional role of a husband. Each of the men help her attain different areas of fulfillment - a economic provider, a soulmate, and a lustful sexual partner.

Its a simple story and you do feel that the movie drags on much more than necessary as it shows how people are mutually dependant. The soundtrack of the movie is excellent, and I think what makes it work is the background - the pallete of the story set in rural Brasil. Directory Andrucha Waddington and cinematographer Brendo Silveira used prominent reds, browns, and ochres, fading into deep shadows to give a dusky, lusty beauty to the landscape. Its a very raw beauty - the clouds, the trees are prominent, and stagnant which go on to enhance the location of the story and the lives of its main protagonists.


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