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The Man Who Copied (2003)

O Homem Que Copiava (original title)
André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »

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André
Renata de Lélis ...
Caixa do supermercado #1
Sérgio Lulkin ...
Gerente do supermercado #1
Heitor Schmidt ...
Seu Gomide Bolha
Janaína Kremer Motta ...
Dona Maria Bolha (as Janaina Kremer Mota)
Gregory Garcia ...
Guigo Bolhinha
Sheron Menezzes ...
Guria esperta (as Sheron Menezes)
Carlos Cunha ...
Antunes (as Carlos Cunha Filho)
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Sílvia
Giovana Fázio ...
Guria do soneto
Luana Piovani ...
Marinês
Marcelo Aquino ...
Namorado alemão
Roger Oliveira ...
André criança
Pedro Furtado ...
Mairoldi (voice)
Tereza Teixeira ...
Mãe de André
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Storyline

André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes she works in a clothing shop. He works in a xerox place and makes a copy of a brand new 50 real bill in order to buy a dress from her store. This becomes a vice and he begins to photocopy more and more money, until it gets out of control. However, things begin to go wrong when he decides that photocopying is not the only way to make money... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »
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13 June 2003 (Brazil)  »

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The Man Who Copied  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$286,536 (Brazil) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

$23,573 (USA) (15 July 2005)
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Trivia

Pedro Furtado, actor and son of the director Jorge Furtado, is on the bus that André and Cardoso hop in after the robbery. See more »

Soundtracks

Jupiter Symphony in C major, KV 551 (2nd movement, Andante Cantabile)
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28 May 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I will tell you almost nothing about the plot of this film. It's too good to ruin giving away any details. I saw this film in 04 at the SF Intl. Film Festival, and of the 15 or so films I saw, this was by far the gem of gems. It's visually spectacular, clever, funny at times, you don't see it all coming as layers peel away, there's love, tension and it's truly what film making is supposed to be about. (Hollywood, take a memo!)You'd have to be a stone to not enjoy this film, and on so many levels. It is set in an industrial town in Brazil, the characters are every day people, and the lens of the camera takes you on a ride you will remember. The Director has done videos before this, and brought a very contemporary style and language to the film making process. This is not a melo-drama or dark and heavy, but it's exquisite to watch and really what film making, art-making should be about.

See it in a theater, rent it if you can, but see this film!!!


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