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A Dog's Will (2000)

O Auto da Compadecida (original title)
The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
João Grilo
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Chicó
Rogério Cardoso ...
Padre João
Denise Fraga ...
Dora
Diogo Vilela ...
Padeiro Eurico
Luís Melo ...
Diabo
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Bruno Garcia ...
Vicentão
Enrique Diaz ...
Capanga
Maurício Gonçalves ...
Aramis Trindade ...
Cabo Setenta
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Cangaceiro Severino
Lima Duarte ...
Bispo
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Paulo Goulart ...
Major Antônio Moraes
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The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by Christ, the Devil and the Virgin Mary, before they are admitted to paradise. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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Version of Os Trapalhões no Auto da Compadecida (1987) See more »

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the Brazilian Terry Gilliam
4 October 2003 | by (Austin, Texas, US) – See all my reviews

It is amazing how, from the very beginning of this movie, you notice the influence that Terry Gilliam has had on this Brazilian director. The movie has the twists and craziness you would expect of "Adventures of Baron Munchausen", but from the third world, portraying incredible well the way people try to survive where there is not much for them anyway. "O Auto da Compadecida" is definitely a very good movie, with talented actors and unexpected plot. Must-see.


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