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A Typical Film by Francisco Cavalcanti
Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8 July 2012
In São Paulo, the gang of Juarez ambushes the rival boss Gaspar to kill
him, but he survives. Gaspar decides to use a large amount to destroy
the illegal business of Juarez, but the maid Marina is an informer and
tells the plan to Juarez.
When the airplane brings Gaspar's money, his gangsters are ambushed by
the gang of Juarez and they are murdered. However, a hatchet escapes
with the money in two large suitcases and asks the shoe shiner Pedro
(Francisco Cavalcanti) to keep them for him. But he is executed and
Pedro brings the suitcases to his shanty.
Meanwhile there is a war between the two gangs since Gaspar believes
that Juarez is holding his money. When Pedro learns that the owner has
died, he unsuccessfully decides to sell them to raise some money to buy
food for his wife Dirce and him. When he opens the suitcases and finds
the money, he spends a large amount calling the attention of Gaspar and
"O Cafetão" is a typical film by Francisco Cavalcanti, with the usual
sexploitation, violence, bad acting and laughable lines and situations.
The dialog between Pedro and Dirce in their shack is one of the most
ridiculous I have ever listened to in a movie. My vote is three.
Title (Brazil): "O Cafetão" ("The Pimp")
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