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Villa-Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão (2000)

The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his ... See full summary »

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Antônio Fagundes ...
Marcos Palmeira ...
André Ricardo ...
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Mindinha
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Lucília
José Wilker ...
Donizetti
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Noemia, the mother
Othon Bastos ...
Raul, the father
Emílio de Mello ...
Antonio Pitanga ...
Joaquim
Ilya São Paulo ...
Afonso
Marcelo Tas ...
Érico Veríssimo (as Marcelo Tás)
Paulo Moura ...
Zé Espinguela
Lucinha Lins ...
Aunt Fifina
Antonio Abujamra ...
Director of Theatro Municipal
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The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil. The story shows aging Villa-Lobos going to a gala concert in the Theatre of Rio de Janeiro for a tribute in his honor. This is the last time he is coming out of his house alive. His looks are feverish and attentive. Different scenes of the concert will bring back memories of his life. Villa-Lobos suffers a great many ordeals: the violence of his father, his mother's sadness, the disaffection of Lucilia, his first wife, the inability to have children, the unacceptance of his art, the possible loss of Mindinha, his great love, the abyss between genius and madness. The pieces of this game recreated chronologically conform the personality of Villa: energetic and fragile, humble and megalomaniac, amorous and egocentric, brilliant and naive, ... Written by ElianaM

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concert | time | passion | memory | brazil | See All (36) »

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Biography | Drama | Music

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This Movie Degrades The Life of probably the greatest brazillian composer
1 April 2002 | by (Brasil) – See all my reviews

The Only Good Thing About this movie, really, is it's soundtrack. Oh, yes, and Jose Wilker's acting. The rest is amazingly bad. Bad directing, bad script, and, most of all, horrible acting. Marcos Palmeiras is specially bad at depicting such a great musician. It's very disappointing that the life of such a man fell in such incompetent hands to be depicted. Don't take this as an example of brazilian cinema.


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