IMDb > Mutum (2007)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Mutum (2007) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
7.1/10   404 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Mutum on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
15 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »
Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the... See more » | Add synopsis »
21 wins & 10 nominations See more »
(2 articles)
Reverse Shot, Berlin & Beyond
 (From MUBI. 20 October 2010, 7:31 AM, PDT)

World Cinema Report May 2008: Brazil
 (From ioncinema. 13 May 2008)

User Reviews:
The Poetry of Life See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Thiago da Silva Mariz ... Thiago
Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso ... Felipe (as Felipe Leal Barroso)
Maria Juliana Souza de Oliveira ... Juliana (as Juliana Souza de Oliveira)
Brenda Luana Rodrigues Lima ... Brenda (as Brenda Rodrigues Lima)
João Vitor Leal Barroso ... João Vitor
João Miguel ... Le père
Izadora Fernandes ... La mère (as Izadora Fernandes Silveira)
Rômulo Braga ... Oncle Terez
Paula Regina Sampaio da Silva ... Rosa (as Paula Sampalo da Silva)
Maria das Graças Leal Macedo ... La grand-mère (as Maria Leal de Macedo)
Pedro Trovão ... Vacher Jé
Flavio Bauraqui ... Seu Deográcias
Raimundo Nonato Soares da Silva ... Luisaltino (as Nonato Soares da Silva)
Eduardo Moreira ... Homme de la ville
Onilo José de Souza ... Vacher Onilo
Wellington Fernando de Aguiar ... Fernando (as Fernando de Agular)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sebastiao Alves da Rocha ... Vacher
Elessandro Pereira de Souza ... Ami de l'homme de la ville
Fausto Feliciano de Souza ... Vacher
Leonardo Feliciano de Souza ... Vacher
Vera Lucia Antonia de Souza ... Femme cuisine
Werner Majela de Souza ... Vacher
Marcio Magalhaes ... Vacher
Maurillo de Moura Magalhaes ... Vacher

Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos ... Seu Aristeu (uncredited)

Directed by
Sandra Kogut 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ana Luiza Martins Costa 
J. Guimarães Rosa  novel "Campo Geral"
Sandra Kogut 

Produced by
Laurent Lavolé .... producer
Isabelle Pragier .... producer
Flávio R. Tambellini .... producer
Cinematography by
Mauro Pinheiro Jr. 
Film Editing by
Sérgio Mekler 
Production Design by
Marcos Pedroso 
Set Decoration by
Déia Brito 
Costume Design by
Marcos Pedroso 
Production Management
Luiz Henrique Fonseca .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Lentini .... third assistant director
Paula Lima .... second assistant director
Malu Miranda .... first assistant director
Art Department
João Ricardo .... property master
Sound Department
Márcio Câmara .... sound
Stéphane Thiébaut .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Mauricio Couto Bevilaqua .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Janice D'Avila .... first assistant camera (as Janice Davila)
Eduardo Duque Pimenta .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diogo Costa .... assistant costume designer
Other crew
Rogério Thadeu de Castro .... set assistant
Clara Machado .... production assistant
Anna Luiza Müller .... publicist
Edu Pacheco .... set manager
Fátima Toledo .... acting coach
Patricia Zerbinatto .... production coordinator

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Argentina:95 min | Canada:95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Poetry of Life, 27 November 2007

Transpose the universe of Guimarães Rosa, one of the most important Brazilian writers, rich in unusual of phrases and words, the use of neologisms, with the vocabulary close to the language of "sertanejos" of Minas Gerais and philosophical questions about life and death, is a difficult task. But it is a universe so rich and full of themes that a small cut it is material for a good film. Sandra Kogut, director of the documentary "Passaporte Húngaro", chose to adapt the story of Miguilim, considered one of the best of Portuguese language, for today, and gave the name of Mutum, small town in a rural area of Minas. She met the majority of its players among the residents of the region.

The story of Miguilim is about the loss of innocence and the lack of understanding by the child of the problems of the adulthood. "Miguilim had no desire to grow, to be great person. The conversation between adults was always the same things dry, with the need to be gross, scary things . ", Writes Guimarães Rosa in this short story. Those fears also: "Miguilim did not like to put eyes in the dark.".

The film has the simplicity of the characters, without music and fireworks, or formulaic script, like life itself has greatness in small things. The melancholic eyes of Miguilim are our eyes, in joy and in sorrow. Mutum is not a perfect film. Some key scenes pass quickly, without time to absorb some events. Perhaps is the desire to contemplate such beauty. Pure Poetry, the movie was shown in Cannes Film Festival and received praises worldwide.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Mutum (2007)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Forbidden Games I'm Not Scared Single White Female Outras Estórias Nicholas Nickleby
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb Brazil section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.