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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 »
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  (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

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Argentina:95 min | Canada:95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Screaming for Silence, 15 January 2010
Author: JustApt from Russian Federation, Ivanovo

I've just read that Mutum means mute and it's also the name of the region in Brazil where the family of this film does live on their fazenda. We see a tyrant father, children's life, everyday exhausting toil and family relationships through the eyes of Thiago, a ten-year-old boy who is dissimilar to the rest of the family. While watching this film I was remembering the summer visits in my childhood to my aunt's farmer house in the south of Ukraine – six brothers and two sisters, hardships and the endless drudge, even the landscape seemed similarly barren – in spite of the great difference in time and culture and the huge distance between two places the atmosphere looked very alike.

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