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 »
André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »
Renata de Lélis,
The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
Daniel de Oliveira,
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
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The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »
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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
Brazil had 21 years (1964 - 1985) of military dictatorship and this still hurts many people who lived those times of horror and violence against people. From time to time those memories come up when a new film of TV series is done. "Zuzu Angel" is the newest of these products and again the hard reality of 60's, 70's and 80's comes back.
"Zuzu Angel" is much more than a simple film! It's live history and also an important document which proves how courageous and dedicated a mother can be. This is also a good opportunity for the world to know Patrícia Pilar, a very good Brazilian actress. Worldwide cinema fans should enjoy this movie and use it as a tool to get in touch with the great cinema Brazil has done in the last 11 years.
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