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Journey to the End of the Night -- The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry...


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Writer (WGA):
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9 January 2007 (Netherlands) See more »
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The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Brendan Fraser ... Paul

Yasiin Bey ... Wemba (as Mos Def)

Scott Glenn ... Sinatra

Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Angie

Alice Braga ... Monique
Matheus Nachtergaele ... Nazda
Ruy Polanah ... The Soothsayer
Gilson Adalberto Gomes ... Samy (as Gilson Gomes)
Luke Denis Nolan ... Lazare

Milhem Cortaz ... Rodrigo
Antonio Pinto ... Detective Moosbruger
Ana Paula Demambro ... Drena (as Ana Paula De Mambro)

Marcio Garcia ... Club Manager
Ingrid Costa Silva ... Club Hostess
Cristina Sverzuti ... Prostitute #2 (as Cristina Sverzuti Fidencio)
Morgana Dark ... Prostitute #3 (as Karen Fernanda Bellini)
Gisele Alves ... Prostitute #4
Claudia Monteny Ghiurghi ... Magdalena
Manuel Fernandes ... Shipyard Guard
Black Gero ... Thug #2
Henry Babatunde Fadayomi ... Baaba Mal
Gabriela Rabello ... Grandmother (as Gabriela Coelho Rabelo Amadeu)
André Ceccato ... Junkie #1
Ivan Gianquinto ... Junkie #2 (as Ivan 'Abelha' Gianquinto)
Faroouq Olawale Sadiq ... Bosco Tang
Johannes Sjöberg ... Russian Man with Red Suitcase
Carla Esposito ... Russian Man's Wife
Tomas Portella ... Brutal Man (as Tomas Coelho de Sanson Portella)
Joana Curvo ... Brutal Man's Lover (as Joana Gloria Curvo)
Celso 'Celsao' Martins de Olivera ... Homeless Man

Chelsea Crowe ... Candy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Molly Howe ... Abbigail Francis (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Eason 
Writing credits
Eric Eason (written by)

Produced by
James Acheson .... producer
Marcelo Cotrim .... location producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Frank DeMartini .... producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Richard N. Gladstein .... producer
Manfred D. Heid .... executive producer
Gerd Koechlin .... executive producer
Josef Lautenschlager .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Murray Lipnik .... associate producer
Simon Millar .... executive producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Adam Shulman .... executive producer
Ivan Teixeira .... line producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
Ulrich Burtin 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
Casting by
Claudia Monteny Ghiurghi 
Production Design by
Francisco de Andrade 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye Jr. .... key makeup artist
Randy Sayer .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Andrezza de Faria .... production manager
Todd Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Hank Levine .... executive in charge of production: Brazil
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Carson .... second unit director
Joana Cooper .... second assistant director
Luiz Ferraz .... trainee assistant director
Tomas Portella .... first assistant director
Tomas Portella .... second unit director
Flavia Zanini .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jim Mickle .... storyboard artist
Zeca Nolf .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Randy Babajtis .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Brent Findley .... foley editor
Scott Hinkley .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Cody King .... sound editor
Richard Kitting .... foley editor
Shawn London .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Jorge Rezende .... boom operator
Daniel Tripoli .... adr editor
Daniel Tripoli .... dialogue editor
Daniel Tripoli .... supervising dialogue editor
Jorge Vaz .... sound mixer
Jonathan Wales .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Kapel Furman .... armourer (as André Kapel)
Kapel Furman .... special effects crew (as André Kapel)
Visual Effects by
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Miroslav Dikov .... visual effects coordinator
Veselina Georgieva .... visual effects supervisor
Velislava Gospodinova .... visual effects compositor
Milen Jiliazkov .... digital compositor
Peter Keranov .... digital compositor
Danail Lazarov .... assistant visual effects editor
Jordan Markov .... visual effects editor
Scotty Martin .... digital cleanup artist
Stanislav Stoynev .... digital lead artist
Stefan Tchakarov .... visual effects production supervisor
Adriana Valcheva .... lead artist
Albert Vivas .... digital intermediate scanner
Vladimir Zdravkov .... visual effects technical support
Milen Zhelyazkov .... digital compositor
Clayton Barabskin .... stunt driver
Roberto Barabskin .... stunt double
Roberto Barobskin .... stunt double
Bruce Carson .... stunt coordinator
Helio Febronio .... assistant stunt coordinator
Helio Febronio .... stunt driver
Jose Galdino .... stunt driver
Anderson Lima .... stunt double
Edivarria Maria .... stunt double
Hellmer Marthyn .... stunts assistant
Murillo Martins .... stunts
Wagner Martins .... stunt double
Call Martyn .... stunt driver
Gerson Pinherio .... stunt double
Carlos Sabugo .... precision driver
Jose Luis Sesson .... stunt double
Alexander Siqueira .... stunt driver
Barbara Tekalec .... stunt double
Uili Wenceslau .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michelli Ang .... video assist operator
Fabio Burtin .... first assistant camera
Marcos Camargo .... still photographer
Heitor Mizuki .... video assist operator
Jorge Pfister .... Steadicam operator
José Roberto .... second assistant camera
Gisele Tolomelli .... second assistant camera (second unit)
Ching C. Wang .... director of photography: second unit
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... film and high definition coordinator
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael Grawert .... on-line editor
Candice Levy .... assistant post-production coordinator
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate project coordinator
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor Digital Intermediate
Jim Schulte .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Marcelo Cotrim .... location manager
Music Department
Elia Cmiral .... orchestrator
Elia Cmiral .... score programmer
Gabriele Corcos .... music supervisor
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Jesse Parmet .... additional composer: music stock
David G. Russell .... musical programmer: synthesizer & percussion
Lee Scott .... music editor
Matias Vellutini .... additional composer: music stock
John Whynot .... score mixer
Other crew
Rachel Abarbanell .... assistant to producers
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Joana Clark .... production assistant
Carla DiBello .... assistant to producer
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Eric Green .... marketing and publicity
Susan L. Levin .... unit publicist
Rodrigo Meireles .... script supervisor assistant
Rita Moraes .... production secretary
Josy Peres .... production coordinator
Paula Queiroz .... assistant production coordinator
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Celia Regina .... production coordinator
Chico Ribeiro .... script supervisor
Marcos Sahm .... production assistant
Alexandra Salas .... assistant to director
Fernando Tiezzi .... production trainee (as Fernando Tiezze)
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Julia Vellutini .... assistant to producers
Julia Vellutini .... executive assistant
JoAnne Colonna .... special thanks (as JoAnne Colonna Acheson)

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Rated R for strong violence and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use
88 min
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37 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Very disappointed., 28 April 2006
Author: lucca-nyc from United States

Just came back from the premiere in the Tribeca Film Fest, and I must say I am very disappointed. I was looking forward to this film as it includes great American and Brazilian talent involved, but it all seemed wasted.

The audience in general did not seemed thrilled by the movie. An unexciting Q and A followed the screening and even the actor themselves (especially Mos Def) did not seem to be very interested in discussing the movie.

The plot is over the top, full of holes. The movie does not strike a balance between in gritty reality and supernatural elements. Many shockers (she-male sex scene, gore) only disgust, but do not add the the narrative power of the movie. Characters jump in and out of scenes without any development and explanation. Unintentional laughs all along the screening.

The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil was poorly used. It could have been just any other poor area in a third world country. Little do people know, the city is a megalopolis with much to be explored, but the filmmakers just used it for shock value. It is a poorly executed portrayal of a complex city. They could have very much used a sound stage.

The actors are obviously very talented, yet ultimately miscast. Brendan Fraser tries hard, but he is not born to play an asshole role. It just came over as over the top and preposterous. Scott Glenn was solid, as was Catalina. Mos Def is the standout though.

The filmmakers do not seem very confident of what language they want to use. While I appreciate the fact that locals spoke Portuguese with subtitles, even English speaking main characters every once in a while changed their language whilst in the middle of dialogue. It sounds phony, rehearsed and plainly sucks.

The plot attempts and Tarantino-esquire mish mash of characters that somehow inter wine - but they are so poorly developed that everything seems silly and point out to holes in the plot.

Believe me, I was looking forward to this and tried very hard to like it. If you are interested in gritty dramas about Brazilian suburbs, rent City of God, Central Station, heck, Mango Yellow instead.

TOO MUCH WASTED TALENT, and honestly, I blame on the director. This had a lot of potential. Gritty cinematography is of high quality though.

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