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Leila Diniz (1987)

| Biography, Drama
A star studded biography of Brazilian legend Leila Diniz, born in 1945 to a communist couple. She grows up to be an extraordinary woman in her own, undefinable, and unique style, unheard of... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Louise Cardoso ...
Leila Diniz
Paulo César Grande
Diogo Vilela ...
Bigode (Luiz Carlos Lacerda)
Marcos Palmeira
Carlos Alberto Riccelli ...
Domingos de Oliveira
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Sra. Diniz, Leila's mother
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Sr. Diniz, Leila's father
Antônio Fagundes ...
Ruy Guerra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Acioly
Yara Amaral
Rômulo Arantes ...
Toquinho
Otávio Augusto ...
Marcelo Cerqueira
Pedro Bial
Sérgio Cabral ...
Himself
Dennis Carvalho ...
Flávio Cavalcanti
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A star studded biography of Brazilian legend Leila Diniz, born in 1945 to a communist couple. She grows up to be an extraordinary woman in her own, undefinable, and unique style, unheard of in Brazilian society. She causes the greatest scandals of her times and breaks social taboos through her association with her best friend, and enters show business, working with several lovers becoming Brazil's greatest star. She achieves this in spite of arrests, prison sentences and other threats from the military government who regarded her as subversive. At 26, she has a child by then lover/director, but shortly thereafter, in a tragic jet explosion, returning from an Australian film festival, dies a very premature death in 1972. Written by Gonz30

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Highlights of the Biography of a Muse
23 January 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the 60's and beginning of the 70's, the actress Leila Diniz was a muse, a symbol of freedom, scandals and free love in Brazil, a country living a severe military dictatorship in a world of movements of peace and love and changing. This movie highlights her biography, showing some of her many affairs and scandals. But unfortunately the image left by "Leila Diniz", the movie, of Leila Diniz, the woman, is of a promiscuous and alienated woman, without any conscience of the political moment of her country, promoted mainly because of her active sex life with Domingos de Oliveira, Toquinho, Ruy Guerra, and her friendship with Luiz Carlos Lacerda and other men of the Brazilian artistic business. Leila Diniz died very young, in 1972 with twenty-seven years old, in an airplane crash in New Delhi, India. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Leila Diniz"


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