Célio Rocha believes he was assigned by God Himself a difficult mission: to persuade his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, a corrupt entrepeneur in the construction business, to give away all his possessions to the poor.
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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.
Daniel de Oliveira,
The journalist Célio Rocha has been living a serious problem in the breast of his family for years: his father used all his savings to buy an apartment from the father of his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, indeed a corrupt constructor who never delivered the building to the owners. When the father of Otávio commits suicide, Célio is assigned for an interview with Otávio, and is invited by Otávio to participate in a scheme in Cayman Islands, where he would receive five millions dollars. However, Célio has a breakdown when his father dies, and believed God assigned him to make Otávio give away all the money he has on behalf of the homeless. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Redentor" perfectly displays the ever-growing strength of current Brazilian Cinema, and its remarkable versatility and reach. Pedro Cardoso stars as Célio Rocha, an ordinary middle-class man troubled by his lack of financial security. He lives in a decaying apartment with his two elderly parents, and dreams of getting away.
The chance seems to arise when he is reunited with an old childhood friend, which leads to fantastical and often desperate situations in his life.
"Rendentor" works admirably in displaying the desperation of the middle-classes in Brazil in face of the gargantuan social difference, which seems to grow like a monster with each passing second. Célio Rocha embodies the impending extinction of the middle-classes in Rio, and their desperation around the barbarian lower classes and the cruel and arrogant upper classes.
"Redentor" captures the ignorant faith present in every Brazilian, requirement for enduring life in this country. It works as dark and cynical Opera of the Social Chaos of every-day Brazil,.
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