6.1/10
267
11 user 4 critic

Benjamim (2003)

Benjamim Zambraia is a lonely man, a famous model with a tragic past. Some time in the past, he showed some officers the exact location where the woman he loved was hiding with her guerilla... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book) (as Chico Buarque de Hollanda), | 2 more credits »
Reviews
5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.

Director: Monique Gardenberg
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Dira Paes, Wagner Moura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »

Director: Laís Bodanzky
Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Othon Bastos, Cássia Kis Magro
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to his mother's native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Stars: Fernanda Torres, Fernando Alves Pinto, Alexandre Borges
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Darlan Cunha, Sophia Reis, Lázaro Ramos
Macunaima (1969)
Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Stars: Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two businessmen hire a hitman to kill their third partner and are then blackmailed by the hitman as he takes over their company.

Director: Beto Brant
Stars: Marco Ricca, Alexandre Borges, Paulo Miklos
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Renata de Lélis, Sérgio Lulkin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.

Director: Leon Hirszman
Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Alberto Riccelli
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Laura and Alan fall in love, but have to deal with the strange death of Alan's wife and with a rival, Lilith, who wants to break their relationship. At the same time, a narrator gives ... See full summary »

Director: José Roberto Torero
Stars: André Abujamra, Denise Fraga, Cássio Gabus Mendes
Midnight (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Stars: Fernanda Torres, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Matheus Nachtergaele
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen.

Director: Carla Camurati
Stars: Marieta Severo, Antonio Abujamra, Thales Pan Chacon
Zuzu Angel (2006)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rezende
Stars: Patricia Pillar, Daniel de Oliveira, Leandra Leal
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paulo José ...
Benjamim Zambraia (old)
Danton Mello ...
Benjamin Zambraia (young)
Cleo Pires ...
Ariela Masé / Castana Beatriz (as Cléo Pires)
Guilherme Leme ...
Jeovan
...
Alyandro Sgaratti
...
Dr. Cantagalo
Rodolfo Bottino ...
Gâmbolo
Ernesto Piccolo ...
Zorza
Miguel Lunardi ...
Professor Douglas
Mauro Mendonça ...
Dr. Campoceleste
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Micaela Goes ...
Aninha
Ivone Hoffman ...
Governanta
Ana Kutner ...
Assistente Gâmbolo
Dadá Maia ...
Recepcionista
...
Inquilino
Edit

Storyline

Benjamim Zambraia is a lonely man, a famous model with a tragic past. Some time in the past, he showed some officers the exact location where the woman he loved was hiding with her guerilla lover. As a result, the two were killed. One day, he casually meets a woman who looks very much like his former love, and this fact changes his life. Could she be the daughter of his great love? Or her reincarnation? Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (Brazil)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$42,272 (Brazil) (9 April 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Laura's Theme
Performed by Craig Armstrong
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Benjamim is a very good film, to see anytime.
9 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

I don't agree completely with debblyst. The film is exceptionally well played by all actors, especially Cleo Pires. I say this maybe because I am perceiving the whole film as having a fellinian atmosphere. I admit, I'm a big fan of Federico Fellini and Italian cinema in general. I also know that Brazilian cinema had serious influences from the Italians. Italian actor Adolfo Celi founded modern theater in Brazil in the 50s. And Cleo Pires reminded me through her irresistible smile, especially captured in so many close-ups, the smile that had the greatest actress of all time, the female Chaplin, Fellini's wife, Giulietta Masina. Cleo Pires is performing a dual role in absolute naturalness, she's original, beautiful, glamorous. The photography is great. The editing is very professional. The music is inspired. Castana and Benjamin are going to the cinema to see Claude Lelouch's "Un homme et une femme". Their kiss on the music by Francis Lai is the best scene in the whole movie. Agree with the fact that the film is a little bit predictable. Agree also with the fact that the rape scene is disappointing, could have been more realistic. 8 out of 10.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?