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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 overview, first billed only:
Lima Duarte ...
Stênio Garcia ...
Nilda Spencer ...
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


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


Drama | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 August 2000 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Me You Them  »

Box Office


$1,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$323,403 (USA) (8 June 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Love comes in many shapes
24 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

First of all, let me say I'm not into movies that depict the suffering of poor people, but this is NOT one of them. It does show the hard life of people living on the edge of Brazil's Northeastern desert, but it is not your regular social protest stuff, and I think it might help these people even better BECAUSE of it.

I'm not against using cinema to protest against social structures, but sometimes the movies can make you see the poor as sub-human. This is not the case here: they have a pretty hard life, indeed, but the director shows us also the beauty of even the arid hinterland where they live. And not only they feel love, like any of us spectators: in this case, they happen to be able to work out a relationship that is unusual for us "urban people" to see, in such a relatively peaceful way.It is a true story, and they can actually teach us that love is everywhere, and in many shapes for us to choose.

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