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Menino Maluquinho: O Filme (1995)

The adventures of a little, nutty boy of unique personality and traits who finds comfort at his grandfather's farm, after his parents are divorced.

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Cast

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Samuel Costa ...
Nutty
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Mãe
Roberto Bomtempo ...
Pai
Luiz Carlos Arutin ...
Vô Passarinho
Hilda Rebello ...
Avó
Edyr de Castro ...
Irene
Vera Holtz ...
Professora
Othon Bastos
Tonico Pereira ...
Motorista
Fernanda Guimarães Miranda ...
Nina (as Fernanda Guimarães)
João Romeu Filho ...
Bocão
Caio Reiss ...
Herman
Thiago Rodrigues ...
Lucio
Samuel Brandão ...
Junin
Camila Paes ...
Shirley Valeria
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The principal character in Helvécio Ratton's delightful film has been adapted from a book and comic created by the Brazilian cartoonist Ziraldo, and tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky 10-year-old child growing up in a city in the 60s. Written by Anonymous

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7 July 1995 (Brazil)  »

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Samuel Costa actually kicked João Romeu Filho in his leg much to his anger. See more »

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Version of Um Menino Muito Maluquinho (2006) See more »

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O Menino Maluquinho
Written by Antonio Pinto and Fernando Brant
Performed by Milton Nascimento and Rita Lee
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A Brazilian tale of childhood
24 January 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The "Menino Maluquinho", or "Wacky Kid" ("Nutty" in these English credits), is one of the most famous and beloved child character from Brazilian literature and this movie is the first dedicated to him. The movie is about the famous child illustrated book, but it also includes characters that appeared only in the spin-off comics. Colorful and full of past time cars and clothes, besides comical sound effects, the film brings an atmosphere of magical realism that fits well. Though, acting is not good, at least when it comes to the child casting. There are some moments which capture the magic of childhood, but there are also others which are just silly. The greatest merit is the true conversion of the characters from the comic pages to the big screen (Junim, Julieta, Wacky Kid himself and his mother are particularly identical). It is not in the core of the story, for sure, but I also consider that this worth to be mentioned: in spite of the great freedom for children, the Brazil portrayed in the film is a very traditional one: an upper class white patriarchal family with a "colored" payed domestic work.


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