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The Storytellers (2003)
"Narradores de Javé" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  23 January 2004 (Brazil)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
José Dumont ...
Antônio Biá
Nelson Xavier ...
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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Very nice film
26 August 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Rotterdam Film festival a few years ago. We in Europe do not often get a chance to see Brazilian films. This one was a great surprise after some awful films that were screened at the Festival. The story is interesting, acting is good, there are a lot of comic elements for some good laughs, and it was so refreshing to see a film about ordinary people in a god forsaken place, trying to make a mark in the world. The entire film crew was present at the screening, and were obviously very excited, because the film was screened at the biggest cinema's room which was overcrowded with people. It's a pity films like this never get to the cinemas. Highly recommended, if you're able to find it.


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