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The Storytellers (2003)

Narradores de Javé (original title)
The illiterate population of the small town of Javé charge Antônio Biá with the mission of writing the story of the town, in an attempt to stop the construction of a hydropower dam that ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
José Dumont ...
Antônio Biá
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Zaqueu
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
Souza (as Matheus Nachetergaele)
Rui Resende ...
Vado
Gero Camilo ...
Firmino
Luci Pereira ...
Deodora / Mariardina
Nelson Dantas ...
Vicentino
Alessandro Azevedo ...
Daniel
Maurício Tizumba ...
Samuel
Benê Silva ...
Pai Cariá
Altair Lima ...
Galdério
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Avanzi ...
O Outro
Mário César Camargo ...
Pai do Daniel
Maria Dalva Ladeia ...
Dona Maria
Henrique Lisboa ...
Cirilo
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The illiterate population of the small town of Javé charge Antônio Biá with the mission of writing the story of the town, in an attempt to stop the construction of a hydropower dam that would destroy the village. They start remembering (or making up) great local personalities and events. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Brazil's many faces
10 May 2004 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie shows one more of the facets of the brazilian people. The film runs in a small village in Sertao, Bahia - northeast Brazil. The local people need someone that can write their stories to save this small town called Javé. The only one that can write is Antônio Biá, who in the past used the community to save his job and to his own profits, and after that he ended up being banished. But now they need his services...

And then the story goes by all the reports given by the dwellers, and how they are dueling to see who's report is the right one, whose's report is going to be written down...But then the "Progress" came and they can't do much about it.

It is a simple story, about modest people, and the beauty of the movie is exactly on that. It is a good movie about this brazilian reality, maybe not really critical, but good.


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