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The Man Who Copied (2003)
"O Homem Que Copiava" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  13 June 2003 (Brazil)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lázaro Ramos ...
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)
Leandra Leal ...
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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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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$2,244 (USA) (22 April 2005)

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$23,573 (USA) (15 July 2005)
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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 »

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Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra, BWV 1043 (3rd movement, allegro)
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Good Story, good ending!
5 December 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

'Money is only paper that people believe is worth something. If nobody believes it, it's useless,' says Andre, a young man who works as a paper copier in a store but really wants to work as a cartoonist.

Too bad that everyone believes that money is a very useful piece of paper. Andre doesn't make enough money. His paycheck is low and he struggles with his meager budget, which allows him to buy and do very little. Everyday, he thinks of different ways to make money.

The need of money can make a person do some desperate things and Andre becomes desperate when he meets the girl of his dreams. He needs money to spend on her. His desperation leads him to make some very questionable choices.

Andre's character is so likable that I couldn't help but cheer him on to succeed in his dreams. I hoped that he would not get in trouble or hurt. The people around him like his girlfriend Sylvia, his co-worker Marinez, and her friend Cardoso are all appealing characters to watch.

This is a fun movie to watch with interesting twists and turns to the very end. It's a good story with a good ending.


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