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Me You Them (2000)

Eu Tu Eles (original title)
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:
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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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One Woman. Four Sons. Three Fathers. No one said love was simple. See more »

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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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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2.35 : 1
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Esperando na Janela
Written and performed by Targino Gondim
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slow but moving in places
12 November 2001 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film portrays the life of the Brazilian poor in the arid interior, and that life is hard. You take your pleasures where and when you can. Regina Case gives a vivid performance as the polyamorous wife-lover; she is no more "ugly" than Frances McDormand, Maggie Smith or a host of other actresses who don't do Vogue covers. Gilberto Gil's music is very evocative, it's like an actor in the story.

Finally, I want to praise Lima Duarte's performance as the husband; he knows life is passing him by and death is approaching, so he doesn't let Darlene's sexual habits bother him. It is a very expressive star turn in the Philippe Noiret tradition.


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