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Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)
"Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus" (original title)

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A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin.

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João Miguel ...
Ranulpho
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Johann
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Madalena Accioly ...
Mulher da Cobra
Jeane Alves ...
Mulher Amamentando
Veronica Cavalcanti ...
Maria da Paz
Jorge Clésio ...
Funcionário dos Correios
Daniela Câmara ...
Neide
Lúcia do Acordeon ...
Sanfoneira
Mano Fialho ...
Caçador
Francisco Figueiredo ...
Rapaz na Estrada
Paula Francinete ...
Lindalva
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Jovelina
Sandro Guerra ...
Homem da Cobra
José Leite ...
Dono do Restaurante
Nanego Lira ...
Funcionário da Estação de Trem
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In 1942, the lonely German Johann travels through the arid roads in the country of the Northeast of Brazil in his truck selling aspirins in small villages, using advertisement movies to promote the medicine. He meets the drifter Ranulpho, who intends to go to Rio de Janeiro seeking a better life, and gives a ride to the man. While traveling together, they develop a close friendship, but on 31 August 1942, Brazil declares war to Germany and Johann has to decide if he should return to his home country and fight in the war, or stay in Brazil in a concentration camp; but the option of moving to Amazonas with the migrants of the drought seems to be feasible. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The movie is based on story narrated by director's great-uncle Ranulpho Gomes, who sold aspirins in Brazil during the 40's. See more »

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A character in the movie says that Brazil is larger than the United States not including Alaska. At the time of the movie's story (1942) Alaska wasn't a state yet. See more »

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excellent film
20 September 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus is the best film made in Brazil.This film has great acting, direction and the screenplay is really great.It tells the story of a German that is trying to scape from the War and comes to Brazil.Here he meets a man that has never heard about cinema and aspirins.Then, the two men goes thru Brazil telling people about aspirins and showing people a film. I have just read that Cinema, Aspirins e Urubus has been chosen by Brazil to try an Oscar 2007 nomination.I think it should get an Oscar nomination, because it is a great film and the direction leads the story not to become a political, boring story, but to become a lovely road movie that deserves the Oscar.


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