Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears ... See full summary »

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Zuzu Angel
Daniel de Oliveira ...
Stuart Angel
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Sônia
Alexandre Borges ...
Fraga
Luana Piovani ...
Elke Maravilha
Aramis Trindade ...
Tenente
Ângela Vieira ...
Lúcia
Flavio Bauraqui ...
Mota
Regiane Alves ...
Hildegard Angel
Fernanda de Freitas ...
Ana Angel
Othon Bastos ...
Brigadeiro
Caio Junqueira ...
Alberto
Nelson Dantas ...
Antônio Lamarca
Paulo Betti ...
Elke Maravilha ...
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Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears during the darkest era of Brazilian military regime and media censorship. Written by Polly_Kat

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$1,252,180 (Brazil) (4 August 2006)
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Final film of Nelson Dantas. See more »

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Zuzu Angel: [from trailer] Contempt is to forbid the sacred right of a mother to bury her son!
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A Minha Teimosia é Uma Arma Pra te Conquistar
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
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Uninspired Storytelling
11 August 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Brazilians will go to this movie knowing how this will end. That does not necessarily diminishes its interest, as movies like Titanic can attest to (the ship sinks in the end).

This movie, unfortunately, sinks right at the beginning. A deeply moving story, with the twists and turns of a Hollywood script, but based on real events, became worthy of an early afternoon soap opera.

Everything is obvious and explained word by word to the audience - Nothing is left to imagination, because characters are as cliché as cliché goes. The director tried to be creative by making liberal use of flashbacks, but that does not change the general pace dictated by a conservative and uninspired script.

The best is Patricia Pillar's performance, because she acts well even when everything is against her, and her natural beauty is enhanced by the awesome clothes she wears - a necessity, considering Zuzu Angel was a clothes designer.

In short... don't bother. Watch it on video, while in bed with the flu, and just because you can't take comedies anymore.


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