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The Man Who Copied (2003)

O Homem Que Copiava (original title)
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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:
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)
Giovana Fázio ...
Guria do soneto
Luana Piovani ...
Marcelo Aquino ...
Namorado alemão
Roger Oliveira ...
André criança
Pedro Furtado ...
Mairoldi (voice)
Tereza Teixeira ...
Mãe de André


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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Copied  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra, BWV 1043 (3rd movement, allegro)
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Actors, direction, storyline: just perfect!!
27 November 2003 | by (Bauru, Brasil) – See all my reviews

This movie is great!! It competes with "cidade de Deus" (City of God) for the rank of best brazilian film. The storyline has many twists and you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen.The editing, that mixes the movie with cartoons is just wonderful, and makes the movie flow perfectly. Rent this movie with no expectations: Entertainment garanteed!!!


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