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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  12 September 2003 (Brazil)
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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

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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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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A magical and heart-warming voyage through the heart of Brazil.
22 September 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie!

It is so refreshing to watch a non-pretentious film that illustrates the realities of poverty and the search for happiness without making you want to jump out of the nearest window!

Normally, Latin American directors tend to emphasize and exoticize poverty-stricken towns and characters by dwelling on the families' strife and hardship in order to extract superficial emotion from the spectator. Mr. Amorim, however, deftly maneuvers around these themes with a sincere and compassionate and humanistic eye.

"O Caminho das Nuvens" is a funny and modern road-movie that takes you where you want to go...places you may have been before, but may not have seen in such a fresh and authentic way. Muito bom.


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