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The Middle of the World (2003)

O Caminho das Nuvens (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 September 2003 (Brazil)
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)
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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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Storyline

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)
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18 December 2006 | by (United States, NY) – See all my reviews

Wonderful movie that shows the lengths many poor people must go through to eke out a living. It shows the strong bond of family, strong bond of husband and wife.

The acting and cinematography was so well, I felt like I was along with them for the ride.

The movie opens up a world many of us never see- the everyday struggle of poverty, especially with family. What would you do to feed your family? I like the way the movie shows the conflict between pride and eating.

I applaud the excellent story telling done by the director, writer, and producer.


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