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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 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)
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Great expectations and great results!
10 January 2004 | by (Brasilia,Brazil) – See all my reviews

A clever plot with an inspiring cast,thats how I define O homem que copiava(The man who copied).We follow the journey of Andre,a fotocopy operator that works in a small city.Without challenges in his life or money,he decides to turn a voyeur.He buys a binocle and starts spying the girl that lives in front of his apartment.Later he becomes her friend and gets obsessed about her life.

But if he wants to win her heart he must win a lot of money,so he decides to copy cash in his fotocopy machine,then...It happens lots of things,and I'm sure everybody will be delighted with the funny and crazy things that Andre does to win money!

Andre is played by Lazaro Ramos,one of the best actors of the new brazilian generation, he plays with such frankness and innocence Andre that fits perfectly to the great actor!Add to the story ,the beauty and talent of the most enjoyable,funny,sexy and above all things breath taking Luana Piovani playing the girl who works at the same stationer's shop that Andre.There is Pedro Cardoso very comfortable in his role and Leandra Leal playing Sylvia,the passion of Andre.

The movie has almost the same interaction of Nueve Reinas,the argentinian movie with Ricardo Darin!If you Liked Nueve Reinas you'll certainly like O homem que copiava.It hasn't arrived at the United States yet ,but when arrive run to the cinema ,cos' you won't be disappointed!!

8 out of 10


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