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The Machine (2005)
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Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater ... See full summary »

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Gustavo Falcão ...
Antônio (jovem)
Mariana Ximenes ...
Karina
Paulo Autran ...
Antônio (no futuro)
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Aldri Anunciação ...
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André Arteche ...
Doido 4
Prazeres Barbosa ...
Prazeres
Edmilson Barros ...
Doido Discípulo
Fernanda Beling ...
Jéssica
Wendell Bendelack ...
Doido 11
Fabrício Boliveira ...
Valdene (jovem)
Vladimir Brichta ...
José Onório
Zéu Britto ...
Doido Cantador
Diogo Brown ...
Baixista The Sconhecidos
Jorge Caethano ...
Repórter Alemão
Emilio Dante ...
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Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater village has 2 population groups: those who are leaving, and those who are thinking about leaving. Antonio leaves in what appears to be a suicide crusade - openly promising on TV that he will give his Karina all she could wish for, or he'll face a deadly machine he has invented. To challenge fate, he also declares that he'll travel into the future. The day he has to make good on his promises, all "Nordestina" is there, expecting Antonio to realize his promises. Written by Gonz30

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Very good, but too theatrical for me
26 March 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Let's be fair: there are no RULES for scriptwriting, so I won't say the movie SHOULD be something other than it is. I'll just state my opinion. OK, I really liked the script, the way things are told and characters are introduced. However, I think when a play is adapted to the silver screen, it could maybe try and fit this other media. Since this movie was directed by João Falcão, the same man who directed the play, it's not too much of a surprise that the film turned out a bit too theatrical. It's the man's first movie, for cryin' out-loud! What I'm saying is, there are parts in the film - like the city of Nordestina, which slightly resembles the set of "Hoje é Dia de Maria" - that feel like we're not at a movie theater. We're at the theater! Lines are spoken too formally, characters are moving choreographically, and the lightening is clearly meant for a stage. Sure, maybe that was the intention, but that's been done. On stage. Wonderful things have been made when adapting a play into a movie - the beautiful "Closer", for instance. When I went to see this one, though, I didn't feel like I was watching a movie. But overall, it was a good one, worth watching. It's a nice love story, funny at times and sad at others. My vote is a 7.


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