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The Middle of the World (2003)
"O Caminho das Nuvens" (original title)

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A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cláudia Abreu ...
Rose
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Romão
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Antônio
Manoel Sebastião Alves Filho ...
Rodney (as Manoel Sebastião)
Felipe Newton Silva Rodrigues ...
Clévis (as Felipe Newton)
Cícera Cristina Almino de Lima ...
Suelena (as Cristina de Lima)
Cícero Wesley A. Ferreira ...
Cícero (as Cicero Wallyson e Ciceero Wesley)
Claudio Jaborandy ...
Gideão
Sidney Magal ...
Panamá
Franciolli Luciano ...
Callado
Carol Castro ...
Sereia
Caco Monteiro ...
Severino
Laís Corrêa ...
Jurema
Fábio Lago ...
Neguiça
Alexandre Zacchia ...
Porfirio (as Alexandre Zachia)
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Romão, illiterate and unemployed, feels destiny drawing him on an odyssey to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a job and a decent life. A family of seven journeys 2,000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. Along the way, the story explores the inner dynamics of a family facing a great challenge with the courage to pursue dreams. Written by Film Movement

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12 September 2003 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas to kentro tou kosmou  »

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$202,624 (Brazil) (12 September 2003)

Gross:

$394,290 (Brazil) (26 September 2003)
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Definitely one of the best Brazilian movies ever.
16 September 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rarely does one have the opportunity to see such a unique, honest and beautiful movie, specially when it comes to dealing with such difficult issues such as poverty, a family's struggle to stick together and overcome all sorts of misadventures. This is a beautifully shot road movie on bicycles - based on a true story - that can be compared to The Bicycle Theif, and another Brazilian master piece by Nelson Pereira dos Santos: Vidas Secas (Barren Lives, is the English title) (based on a novel). Everyone should get to see this movie.


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