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All It Takes Is Everything You Have.
Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Negra Li ... Preta

Cindy Mendes ... Lena (as Cindy)

Leilah Moreno ... Barbarah
Jacqueline Simão ... Mayah (as Quelynah)
Kamau ... Dante (as Marcus Vinicius Kamau)
Negro Rico ... DJ Anjo (as DJ Negro Rico)
Hadji ... DJ Cocão (as DJ Hadji)

Thaíde ... Marcelo Diamante
Adielson Bonam ... Apresentador Show
Fernando Macário ... Hermano
Chico Andrade ... Duda (as Chico Santo)
Maionezi ... JP
Ezequiel da Silva ... Robinho
Nathalye Cris ... Emília
Black Gero ... Grupo Black Gero
Valney Damasceno ... Zé (as Valney Damacena)
Hébano ... Talarico
Fernandinho Beatbox ... Z' Africa Brasil (as Fernandinho Beat Box)
Rubinho Louzada ... Caixa Balcão Bebida
Barão Hc ... Barão (as Barão HC)
Claudio Galperin ... Médico
Sandra de Sá ... Maria - Mãe de Preta
André Mota ... Coral Evangélico
Paixão de Jesus ... Coral Evangélico
Thobias da Vai-Vai ... João - Pai de Preta (as Thobias da Vai Vai)
Júlio Machado ... Noivo (as Julio Machado)
Odara Carvalho ... Roberta
Silveira ... Músico (as Silvera)
Zenóbio Fernandes ... Taxista
Mercílio Duarte ... Delegado (as Duarte)
Paula Pretta ... Passageira da Lotação
Martha Meola ... Passageira da Lotação
Silvana Matteusi ... Passageira da Lotação (as Silvana Matteussi)
Giulio Lopes ... Antenor

Leona Cavalli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrio Candido ... Cantando Hio Hop

Directed by
Tata Amaral 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tata Amaral 
Roberto Moreira 

Produced by
Tata Amaral .... producer
Geórgia Costa Araújo .... producer
Guel Arraes .... associate producer
Andrea Barata Ribeiro .... co-producer
Bel Berlinck .... co-producer
Rachel Braga .... assistant producer
Fernando Meirelles .... co-producer
Rui Pires .... producer
Moa Ramalho .... executive producer
Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues .... associate producer
Original Music by
Beto Villares 
Cinematography by
Jacob Solitrenick  (as Jacob Sarmento Solitrenick)
Film Editing by
Idê Lacreta 
Casting by
Patricia Faria 
Production Design by
Rafael Ronconi 
Art Direction by
Rafael Ronconi 
Makeup Department
Anna Van Steen .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Cristina Alves .... assistant production manager
Antonio Irivan de Souza .... production manager (as Antônio Irivan de Souza)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cris Azzi .... first assistant director: additionnal
Daniela Carvalho .... second second assistant director
Júlia Pacheco Jordão .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Tiago Bello .... foley editor
Ana Chiarini .... dialogue editor
Kiko Ferraz .... foley supervisor
João Godoy .... sound
Felipe Burger Marques .... foley artist
Eduardo Santos Mendes .... sound designer
Armando Torres Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Marcelo Ferreira PeeJay .... digital effects artist
Marcelo Ferreira PeeJay .... on-line editor
Vanessa Mariano .... visual effects
Rogério Marinho .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcos de Noronha .... gaffer
Pedro Vargas Ionescu .... additional camera operator (as Pedro Ionescu)
Eduardo Duque Pimenta .... second assistant camera (as Eduardo Augusto 'Pimenta' Duque)
Alexandre Samori .... first assistant camera
Marília Scharlach .... video assist operator
Alexandre Vaz .... electrician
Editorial Department
Alex Ferreira Barreiro .... assistant editor
Renato Briano .... assistant editor
Renato Briano .... post-production assistant
Claudio Colangello .... post-production assistant
Nancy Korim .... assistant editor
Fran Mosquera .... post-production coordinator (as Francisco Mosquera)
Sandra Oksman .... post-production coordinator
Daniel Ribeiro .... assistant editor
Karina Vanes .... post-production coordinator
Mariana Zdravca .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Daniel Caldeira .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Thacio Palanca .... music production assistant
Fil Pinheiro .... music programmer
Patrícia Portaro .... music licensing
Other crew
Claudio Galperin .... script collaborator
Ricardo Gorodetcki .... title and credits
Marina Puech Leão .... production assistant: second unit (as Marina Leão)
Anna Luiza Müller .... publicist
Sérgio Penna .... acting coach (as Sergio Penna)
Kaiser Wahab .... legal counsel: distribution
Sérgio Penna .... acting coach (uncredited)
Malu Fontenelle .... thanks
Alain Fresnot .... thanks
Leandro Maciel .... thanks
Adriana Milagres .... thanks
Antonio Pinto .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Antônia" - Brazil (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material, language and brief violence
90 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Grit meets Hollywood, 4 September 2010
Author: runamokprods from US

A sweet, interesting mix of gritty, hand-held street style film-making, with a much more Hollywood story - a melodrama about girl singing group trying to make it, and get out of the ghetto

Ultimately a little thin on the character and emotional level for me, although I'll take it over a Hollywood bio-pic any day. But cliché's are cliché's, even if they're handled with more energy and panache than usual. You can see a lot of twists and conflicts coming a mile off.

Also, some of the acting is pretty stiff – it feels like weak improvisation. Per several articles on the film, the women were picked for singing ability (which is very high, great voices!) first, and acting second.

Most of the songs are terrific, a few are a little lame.

Bottom line, if you're interested in the subject, it's worth seeing.

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