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Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »
Geraldo Del Rey,
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »
Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears ... See full summary »
Daniel de Oliveira,
This film portrays the suffering and humiliation of an ex-convent bound orphan given no choice but to get married to a colonial strongman.
Its spoken in archaic portuguese which seems like a big mix of formal portuguese and spanish. This makes it especially interesting to portuguese and spanish speakers. Of course subtitles are included to help out.
The actors did a great job, especially the female lead. Simone Spoladore is fast making a name for herself as one of the best females actresses of Brazil. Needless to say she is very beautiful as well. The male cast does just as well.
I recommend this film strongly. The archaic portugues and the haunting visual portrayal of Brazil in 1570's draw you into the period and the story of a desperate woman.
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