The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
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The "daddy's boy" Cazuza is a dysfunctional, drug and booze addicted, homosexual that disrespects basic social rules and terrible and irresponsible son and man. He loves his freedom, his friend and singing with his garage band, Barão Vermelho. His career is built by chance because he needs to work and his father and president of phonographic industry Som Livre gives a job opportunity in his company as a simple employee. His talent is found by his direct chief Zeca, who convinces Cazuza's father to release his album. In the top of his career, he leaves the Barão Vermelho and finds that he has Aids. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Poet and Singer Cazuza Does not Deserve His Shallow Biography
The "daddy's boy" Cazuza was an icon of the Brazilian Popular Song in the 80's with his wonderful lyrics and songs. However, the poet and singer Cazuza does not deserve his shallow biography presented in this movie, actually an apology to drugs and homosexuality. Cazuza is shown as a dysfunctional, drug and booze addicted, homosexual that disrespects basic social rules and terrible and irresponsible son and man. His career is built by chance because he is useless as a man, needs to work and his father and president of phonographic industry Som Livre, João Araújo, gives a job opportunity in his company as a simple employee. His talent is found by his chief Zeca, who convinces João Araújo to release his album. The best moments in this film are the songs, therefore better of listening to the CDs or watching his live concerts released on VHS or DVD. The unknown Daniel de Oliveira has a great performance and his make-up when Cazuza is sick with Aids is very realistic and impressive. I confess that I was completely disappointed with the screenplay of this film. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Cazuza: O Tempo Não Para" ("Cazuza: The Time Does not Stop")
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