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Linha de Passe (2008)

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

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Cast

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Cleuza
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Dênis
Vinícius de Oliveira ...
Dario
Geraldo Rodrigues ...
Dinho (as José Geraldo Rodrigues)
Kaique Jesus Santos ...
Reginaldo
Roberto Audi ...
Pastor
Denise Weinberg ...
Estela
Ana Luiza Garritano ...
Bianca
Sérgio Mastropasqua ...
Jefferson
Renata Novaes ...
Glória
Mário César Camargo ...
Genaro
Gabriela Rabello ...
Dona Rosa
Rafael Losso ...
Bruno
Almir Barros ...
Japa
Luis Serra ...
Coach Tiradentes (as Luiz Serra)
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In the periphery of São Paulo, the pregnant single mother Cleuza works as maid in the apartment of a middle-class family. Each of her sons has a different unknown father: the oldest, Dênis, has a baby son that lives with his mother and he works as motorcycle courier; Dinho is a converted Christian and works as attendant in a gas station; Dario is an aspirant soccer player that is getting older without the expected chance in a team; and the youngest, Reginaldo, is obsessed about finding his father who works as a bus driver, and spends most of his spare time traveling by bus. Along the months, each brother experiences new deceptions and expectations while the family fights to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5 September 2008 (Brazil)  »

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Box Office

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BRL 368,787 (Brazil) (7 September 2008)
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Film debut of Sandra Corveloni. See more »

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Written by Nelson Cavaquinho & Guilherme de Brito
Performed by Seu Jorge
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8 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Absolutely outstanding film. A slice of sometimes gritty, sometimes funny, sometimes boring life in Sao Paolo seen through a lens. Much as I enjoyed City of God and other similar 'favela' style films, having been to Brazil I do get the impression that they sensationalise a certain lifestyle that just doesn't apply to your average city-dwelling Brazilian. Which is partly why I loved Linha de Passe - there was no gun-toting gangsters, just a single parent family struggling with the day to day Sao Paolo life. And lots of football. The main characters were magnificent - all of the sons and the mother were just so incredibly believable that you feel that they can't possibly be actors. The cinematography was beautiful - the football scenes didn't feel clichéd and the urban environments were used to stunning effect.

Linha de Passe isn't something you're going to enjoy if you need a film with a parcel-wrapped storyline dressed up with a pretty ribbon on top. It just offers you an often moving glimpse of what feels like very real life in one of the most populous cities on earth.


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