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What Is It Worth? (2005)
"Quanto Vale Ou É Por Quilo?" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  20 May 2005 (Brazil)
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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... 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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Goes with the formula but works
11 April 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The only thing that convinced me to see this movie was the fact that I've really enjoyed Sergio Bianchi's "Cronicamente Inviavel". Now days in Brazil it's pretty hard to find a movie that goes outside it's regular routines, such as showing disgrace, misery and poverty. This movie is no different from other recent Brazilian titles that try to deal with such a hard subject in the country. It is a sad true and it should be told but we're missing some great ideas that could be perhaps great movies. It must be brought out that here in South America, Brazil is not even close of doing what it could for the film industry, we have great sources and probably marvelous "wanna-be film makers" that are cast aside because of our bureaucracy, but that is for another discussion. The screen writing is what makes this one special. It compares the way it used to be to the way it is(with great connections and, as said, a great writing work), showing that despite much, things haven't changed at all in some ways; also a great research that the writers did, with a lot of historical facts to the viewer and it still manages to surprise and catch our attention. The direction of the movie is not bad (nor great) and one must look aside to some bad acting sequences, but looking to the movie itself, and the message it's trying to send it's a very good picture and a different way of showing "Brazil" in the screen, even following previous routines. It's a good movie and a must-see when it comes to comparing to recent Brazilian films that are "two-hour soap operas". Forget much technical details and go with the script on this flick.

Maybe we should learn a little bit with our "hermanos" Argentinians(in my opinion the greatest film industry in South America now days).


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