After all the credits roll by, it says "This movie is a work of fiction", and that's about it... since lots of this satiric movie's events are loosely inspired by real events, like Brazil's dictatorship years, the 1970 World Cup and so on. See more »
Brazil lived through a dictatorship that began in 1964 and span for two decades. It's recent history and nobody yet had the courage to sting it. The people from the Brazilian TV comedy "Casseta & Planeta" were courageous enough to turn a sad period into a nice comedy. Besides making fun of the dictatorship, they put a lot of period references into the film: such as props, ads, facts and songs. It was brilliant to see them expose how the Military used Brazil's triumph in soccer to manipulate public opinion. This is a nice movie even if you only read about the period. It probably won't appeal to international audiences, but if you are a Brazilian, it's definitely a must see. Laughter is a great medicine to heal spiritual wounds.
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