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15 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »
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Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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21 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Reverse Shot, Berlin & Beyond
 (From MUBI. 20 October 2010, 7:31 AM, PDT)

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

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The Poetry of Life See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (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 Davila .... first 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
 

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Argentina:95 min | Canada:95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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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.

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