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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
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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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beauty in simplicity
13 November 2006 | by (Campina Grande, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Once more we can find art in the simplest of ordinary things. As days go by I am more convinced that we don't really need to look for vary elaborated films (nothing against them, of course) to see beauty and value. European and Brazilian cinema are live evidences of this thought. There many films which may be cited as great examples (many of them I have written about here in IMDb) of this.

"Narradores de Javé", a generally hidden treasure even here in Brazil, is a very good Brazilian film with a simple, but good story. In a small village called Javé, the inhabitants are told to leave their home once the government plans to built a hydroelectric dam in the place. In despair, the population decides to write a document where all the values and traditions of the place would be together and thus stop the construction of the dam. The problem is, nobody in the village is able to write such paper. The solution is to invite Antônio Biá, a former inhabitant of the city, to do the job. Antônio then starts interviewing the people in the city and hears all the stories they have to tell. He has to decide what is true, legend or just a lie. The interviews happen among discussions, arguments and even physical fights. Many funny situations arise, specially for Brazilian who can enjoy the local accent and jokes. International audience, can have a very good time too, once the acting is superb and the scenery is beautiful.


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