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Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou (2005)

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In 1908, Titoe leaves her country, Japan, to try her luck in Brazil. Her intention is just to get rich and return in five years. But life has other plans for her.



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Credited cast:
Maria Yamashita Salinas
Jorge Perugorría ...
Gabriel Salinas
Aya Ono ...
Titoe (old)
Louise Cardoso ...
Sofia Salinas
Zezé Polessa ...
Gina Salinas
Luís Melo ...
Ramon Salinas
Mariana Ximenes ...
Weronika Muller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kassia Lumi Abe ...
Young Shinobu
Ilya Akiyoshi ...
Young Pedro
Aparecido ...
Apollo ...
Isadora Barion ...
Gina Salinas (child)
Paulo Castro ...
Lissa Diniz ...
Yoko Salinas


In 1908, Titoe leaves her country, Japan, to try her luck in Brazil. Her intention is just to get rich and return in five years. But life has other plans for her.

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This jis the final film of actress Nobu McCarthy who died of an aneurysm at age 67 while making this film from Brazil. See more »


Follows Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980) See more »


Ama-me como sou
Written by Pablo Milanés
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An unforgettable story
26 March 2006 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I didn't see the first Brazilian film "Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey," nor did I know what Gaijin means before I went to this screening. I was pleasantly surprised by this Brazilian sequel "Gaijin 2: Love Me As I Am" (Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou).

"Gaijin" means foreigners in Japanese. "Gaijin 2: Love Me As I Am" tells an unforgettable story about Japanese immigrants in Brazil, covering several decades and four generations.

In 1908, Titoe came to Brazil from Japan, but she never thought that she would not return to Japan until she already has her great grand children. Over the years, they struggled to survive the war and the environment, to gain acceptance, to hold on to the community and Japanese heritage, to cope with the culture clash, and to overcome the prejudice toward "Gaijin." By the third generation, Titoe 's granddaughter Maria crossed the racial line and married to a Brazilian man Gabriel. The landscape begins to change because now Gabriel becomes the one who is trying to gain acceptance by the Japanese family and becomes a "gaijin." What makes this film's theme is so universal is that the story is not just about Japanese immigrants in Brazil, every ethnic group of immigrants can relate to those character's experiences with their own journey in a foreign land. I really enjoy Titoe's character and the performance of that 83 years old actress who is incredibly funny and moving.

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