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Almost Brothers (2004)

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The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Caco Ciocler ...
Miguel (anos 70)
Flavio Bauraqui ...
Jorginho (anos 70)
Werner Schünemann ...
Miguel (hoje / today)
Antônio Pompêo ...
Jorginho (hoje / today)
Maria Flor ...
Juliana
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Peninha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brunno Abrahão ...
Miguel as a child (1950s)
Cristina Aché ...
Miguel's wife (1970s)
Lúcia Alves ...
Miguel's wife (2004)
Pablo Ricardo Belo ...
Jorge as a child (1950s)
Mr. Catra ...
Rap singer
Gisela de Castro ...
Mary-Mary
Renato de Souza ...
Deley
Fernando Eiras ...
Miguel's father
Jandir Ferrari ...
Prison ward
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The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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We all have two lives: the one we dream of and the one we live.

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Great Film
3 April 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

...and I found it great because it examines the process that lead to the huge social crisis we are currently living in Brazil without resorting to maniqueism. It actually blames everyone that is to be blamed. Mrs Murat knows what she is talking about when presents us the reality of the political prisoners in Brazil's 60s and 70s, she's actually been there. However, she never falls into the endless mourning of the poor intellectuals that were forced to live among ordinary prisoners. She actually presents a question and leave it for the watchers to make their own conclusions. The only weak leak is left to the nowadays romance between Maria Flor's character and her slum chief boyfriend. The acting is weak and her character is shallow - nobody knows what are her feelings, why is she there, how much she loves him (and maybe that's because there was too many things to be told at the same time).


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