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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
Rogério Cardoso ...
Padre João
Denise Fraga ...
Diogo Vilela ...
Padeiro Eurico
Luís Melo ...
Bruno Garcia ...
Enrique Diaz ...
Maurício Gonçalves ...
Aramis Trindade ...
Cabo Setenta
Cangaceiro Severino
Lima Duarte ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Goulart ...
Major Antônio Moraes


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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10 September 2000 (Brazil)  »

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A Dog's Will  »

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The greatest Brazilian comedy ever!!! (for Brazilians)
24 February 2006 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"O Auto da Compadecida" figures as the best Brazilian comedy of all times, not only for the jokes itself but for the social and economical context that it shows!! Showing the northeast poor situation it shows an atmosphere that can only be understanded by Brazilians and third world countries citizens.

The movie tells the story of joão grilo and chicó two poor friends that uses their smart to survive. sometimes honestly and sometimes tricking the richer and stronger people. With a smart and simple humor it makes you laugh from the first to the last minute, don't having to appeal to nudity and deliberated violence!!

This one is one of the greatest comedies ever and should be watched by everyone who can understand it context!!

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