Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the ... 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,
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 »
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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