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José Alvarenga Jr.
Fernanda Paes Leme,
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José Alvarenga Jr.
Luiz Fernando Guimarães,
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers, such as the woman who gets transformed into a gorilla. He gets involved with Linaura, a sexy and beautiful woman who happens to be the wife of the most frightening hitman of the place. The hitman finds out his wife's affair and goes after Leléu, who has to leave in a hurry. In another town, he meets and falls instantly in love with Lisbela, who is engaged to Douglas, a hillbilly who tries hard to pass for a cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro dweller. Written by
In the country of Northeast of Brazil, Leléu (Selton Mello) is a nomad rascal, traveling through different small towns, cheating people and having one night stand with the local women. While escaping from Inaura (Virgínia Cabendish), who has felt in love with him after a brief affair, and her cuckold husband, the hit man Frederico Evandro (Marcos Nanini), who wants to kill him, Leléu arrives in a small town. There, he meets Lisbela (Débora Falabella), the daughter of Tenente Guedes (André Mattos) and a romantic film lover, who is engaged of Douglas (Bruno Garcia) and is going to get married with him, and, like in a movie with happy end, they fall in love for each other.
"Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" is a delightful romantic comedy, supported by funny characters, situations, expressions and sayings very typical in the country of Brazil. I am not sure whether foreigners would appreciate or understand the richness of our national culture in this movie, but the story certainly reaches persons of different social classes in my country. The cast and direction are excellent and the music score is outstanding, highlight the song "Você não me Ensinou a te Esquecer" ("You Have not Taught me How to Forget You"), of Caetano Veloso. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" ("Lisbela and the Prisoner")
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