Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »
The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »
Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »
André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »
Renata de Lélis,
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
The film shows the day when Rui and Vani first met. It was at their wedding (with other partners). Vani was going to marry Sérgio, and Rui would marry Marta in the same church, following ... See full summary »
José Alvarenga Jr.
Luiz Fernando Guimarães,
One of the Funniest Brazilian TV Series, About the Troubles of a Typical Medium Class Couple From Rio de Janeiro
26 May 2004
Vani (Fernanda Torres) and Rui (Luiz Fernando Guimarães) is a typical medium class couple from Rio de Janeiro. They are engaged for five years, but they do not get married. This series explores all the stereotypes related to the behavior of the 'cariocas' (natives from the city of Rio de Janeiro) in many places, like in a club, bar, restaurant etc. It is very funny for Brazilians, but I am not sure whether a foreigner will understand all the jokes. This DVD presents six of the best episodes: (1) 'Os Normais' ('The Normals'); (2) ' Normas do Clube' ('Rules of the Club'); (3) 'Um Dia Normal' ('A Normal Day'); (4) 'Implicância é Normal' ('Malevolence is Normal'); (5) 'Fazer as Pazes é Normal' ('To Make Peace is Normal'; (6) 'Complicar é Normal' ('To Complicate is Normal'). My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): 'Os Normais' (' The Normals')
07 Jan 2005
Os Normais: "A Última Temporada Completa" ("The Normals: The Complete Last Season")
The complete last season of "Os Normais" was released in a double DVD with thirteen very "spiced" episodes. In this season, Vani (Fernanda Torres) and Rui (Luiz Fernando Guimarães) meet Bernardo (Selton Mello) and Maristela (Graziela Moreto) in a very peculiar way while "dating" in their cars near a cliff. The two couple become friends and share very malicious situations together. My vote is seven.
List of Episodes: (1) "A Volta dos que Não Foram" ("The Return of Those Who Have Never Gone") - nine (23 Dec 2004); (2) "É uma Questão de Química, Entende?" ("It is a Question of Chemistry, Do You Understand?") - seven (23 Dec 2004); (3) "Sexo Só na Semana Que Vem" ("Sex Only Next Week") - seven (25 Dec 2004); (4)"Casal Que Vive Brigando Não Tem Crise" ("Couple Who Quarrels All the Time Does Not Have Crisis") - seven (25 Dec 2004); (5)"As Taras Que o Tarado Tara" ("The Perversions That the Pervert Perverts") - seven (25 Dec 2004); (6) "O Dia Que a Vani Pirou" ("The Day When Vani Got Crazy") - seven (25 Dec 2004); (7) "Ter Respeito É Trair Direito" (" Be Respectfull Is to Cheat Right") - seven (25 Dec 2004); (8) "Nosso Já Famoso Episódio Infame" ("Our Already Famous Infamous Episode") - eight (26 Dec 2004); (9) "Sonhos de Uma Noite de Serão" ("Dreams of a Nightshift Night") - seven (26 Dec 2004); (10) "Querer é Poder" ("Wish is Power") - eight (27 Dec 2004); (11) "O Grande Segredo de Rui e Vani" ("The Great Secret of Rui and Vani ") - seven (28 Dec 2004); (12) "As Outras Vidas de Rui" ("The Other Lives of Rui") - six (31 Dec 2004); (13) "A Vingança da CDF" ("The Revenge of the Nerd") - seven (01 Jan 2005).
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