Os Desafinados (2008)

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'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquim (young) / Antonio Goldfaber
Cláudia Abreu ...
Dico - young
Alessandra Negrini ...
Ângelo Paes Leme ...
Davi - young
Jair Oliveira ...
Geraldo - young (as Jair de Oliveira)
Paulo Cesar - young
Genésio de Barros ...
Davi - old
Antonio Pedro ...
Paulo César - old (as Antonio Pedro Borges)
Vanessa Gerbelli ...
Arthur Kohl ...
Dico - old
Benê Silva ...
Geraldo - old
Renato Borghi ...
Cônsul Carlos José
Michel Bercovitch ...
Ailton Graça ...


'Slightly Out Of Tune' is about a group of friends who come of age during the political turmoil that plagued Brazil in the 1960's and 70's. Together, these musicians form a band called "Os Desafinados" and become a part of the groundbreaking Brazilian musical movement called Bossa Nova. Written by Anonymous

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29 August 2008 (Brazil)  »

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Out of Tune  »

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BRL 7,000,000 (estimated)

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Written by Pixinguinha & João de Barro
Performed by Cláudia Abreu & Rodrigo Santoro
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Put Bossa Nova, politics, and romanticism in to a blender and you get...
18 August 2009 | by (Quito, Ecuador) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film yesterday as part of Brazilian Film Festival, and have to say that I was a little disappointed. Of course I was not expecting Walter Salles Material, but even if it was a low budget film, some things could have been done with more care and would have made for a better movie.

First of all, there are scenic elements that should denote the 60's that don't, such as the fashion style of the characters, their haircuts, etc: it took me a while to figure out that the story had flashed back to the 60's. When the camera pans through NYC and we can see a modern day logo of MET LIFE on one of the buildings, it's rather disappointing.

They could have also had some of the "foreign" roles played by people who spoke the foreign language better, such as the American producer, or the Argentinian hotel receptionist. Both of them had notorious accents...

The film's rhythm was rather slow, and I guess we were expecting a sort of climax in one regard, and it climaxed in another way which basically made the film even slower. The end was also disappointing and rather cheesy.

Walter Lima Jr. is not exactly an inexperienced director, and I was disappointed with this film.

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