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15 August 2003 (Brazil) See more »
Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Matheus Nachtergaele ... Dunga
Jonas Bloch ... Isaac

Leona Cavalli ... Lígia
Dira Paes ... Kika
Chico Díaz ... Wellinton Kanibal
Conceição Camaroti ... Aurora
Magdale Alves ... Dayse
Jones Melo ... Padre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taveira Júnior ... Taxi Driver
Everaldo Pontes
Cosme Soares

Directed by
Cláudio Assis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hilton Lacerda 

Produced by
Cláudio Assis .... producer
Marcello Ludwig Maia .... executive producer (as Marcello Maia)
Paulo Sacramento .... producer
Original Music by
Jorge Du Peixe 
Lúcio Maia 
Cinematography by
Walter Carvalho 
Film Editing by
Paulo Sacramento 
Production Design by
Renata Pinheiro 
Art Direction by
Renata Pinheiro 
Set Decoration by
Dani Vilela (set decoration)
Costume Design by
Andréa Monteiro 
Production Management
Dedete Parente Costa .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Júlia Moraes .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Osman Assis .... boom operator
Louis Robin .... sound
Armando Torres Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Kapel Furman .... special effects crew (as André Kapel)
Kapel Furman .... special effects makeup (as André Kapel)
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Carvalho .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulo Ricardo .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Pablo Lopes .... music editor
Other crew
Cindy Duarte .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Amarelo Manga" - Brazil (original title)
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103 min | Canada:100 min (Festivalissimo Montreal) | Argentina:100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The cast is great, but the director is not that ripe yet..., 16 January 2008
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

Cláudio Assis won several awards at festivals for his feature debut, "Amarelo Manga" aka "Mango Yellow". His mosaic about some very troubled lives starts intriguing, and the talented, versatile cast (Matheus Nachtergaele, Chico Diaz, Dira Paes, Jonas Bloch and Leona Cavalli) keeps our attention till the end. However, Assis fails on the same aspects as other pretense "provocateurs", such as Sérgio Bianchi ("Chronically Unfeasible") and Larry Clark ("Kids" seemed to have some honesty, but "Ken Park" is one of the most unnecessary flicks ever made): excessive nudity (I actually think there should be MORE nudity in films, since nudity should be treated as natural by everybody; but this movie is a great example of how nudity should not be presented), too much visual and verbal masturbation for pure shock factor. I'm far from being a prude and that's why I admire directors like Todd Solondz, Lars von Trier, Pedro Almodóvar and Gregg Araki, just to name a few, who know how to provoke without being shallow, unlike Cláudio.

People like Tata Amaral, Jorge Furtado, Beto Brant (and let's not even mention the internationally acclaimed Hector Babenco, Walter Salles and Fernando Meirelles), have made thought-provoking, intelligent films, without being gratuitous or shallow. They are the real provocateurs in Brazilian cinema, something that Assis and Sérgio Bianchi haven't proved to be, yet. There's more to a provocateur than "sex and stomach": wit is essential to the mixture, Mr. Assis. 3/10.

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