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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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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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Invisible People from the Periphery
22 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the periphery of São Paulo, the pregnant single mother Cleuza (Sandra Corveloni) works as maid in the apartment of a middle-class family. Each of her sons has a different unknown father: the oldest, Dênis (João Baldasserini), has a baby son that lives with his mother and he works as motorcycle courier; Dinho (José Geraldo Rodrigues) is Christian converted and works as attendant in a gas station; Dario (Vinícius de Oliveira) is an aspirant soccer player that is getting older without the expected chance in a team; and the youngest, Reginaldo (Kaique Jesus Santos), is obsessed to find his black father that 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.

"Linha de Passe" is an overrated tale about the invisible people that live in the periphery of big cities. The characters are very realistic, but the screenplay and the edition have many cuts, and the development of the characters is very confused in the beginning. The movie also uses unnecessary footages of the Corinthians soccer team that has the second largest legion of fans in Brazil after Flamengo, maybe with the intention of increasing the box office in São Paulo. The acting is top-notch and Vinícius de Oliveira is indeed a good soccer player. The inconclusive open end is deceptive – the writers could have written a non-corny conclusion, for the good or for the bad of the characters. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Linha de Passe"


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