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What Is It Worth? (2005)

Quanto Vale Ou É Por Quilo? (original title)
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's short story "Pai Contra Mãe", having some of Nireu Cavalcanti's 18th Century chronicles as inspiration, the film tries to trace a parallel between life... See full summary »

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Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's short story "Pai Contra Mãe", having some of Nireu Cavalcanti's 18th Century chronicles as inspiration, the film tries to trace a parallel between life in Brazil during the slavery period and life in modern Brazil. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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A Glorious Mess
7 November 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Usually, there's a film in the Vancouver Film Festival that sets itself from the others for just being plain OUT THERE. This year's winner clearly goes to 'Quanto vale ou e por quilo?' for just having the guts to explore government corruption in the wild manner it sets itself to. Jumping from time period to time period, character to character, hell even film genre to film genre, the director, Marcelo Corpanni gets the job done in such an entertaining way. Heck, this even has a false ending, which is deeply hilarious. It's almost as if he was using genres of movie making as a metaphor to government corruption. What an interesting work!


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