Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »
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A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
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The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.
Really original choices save "Desmundo" from falling into banality. Here, a young nun is sent to a portuguese colony in Brasil. There she is forced to marry a colonist who mistreats her frequently. She fights, but will it be a fair fight? The theme is new to cinematographic shores, and this movie is one of the few to deal with it: the portuguese kingdom in Brasil. And they try to make the best of it, but they can't help the movie to be unevenly paced, with varying intensity. The real conflict comes a little too late, and is little exploited. Anyway, they made a good choice of language (it sounds like the language of Galicia), and the cinematography is greatly achieved. The lead actress has great enchantment, and even the villain has some humanity sometimes, even if he's a scumbag. But it's a good bet, it is good to see this theme depicted on the silver screen.
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