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Ó Pai, Ó - Look at This (2007)

Ó Paí, Ó (original title)
During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.

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Roque
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Psilene
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Boca
Stênio Garcia ...
Seu Jerônimo
Luciana Souza ...
Dona Joana
Emanuelle Araújo ...
Rosa
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Jamile Alves ...
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Cidnei Aragão ...
Peixe Frito
Lyu Arisson ...
Yolanda
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Érico Brás ...
Reginaldo
Edvana Carvalho ...
Lúcia
Felipe Fernandes ...
Damião
Mateus Ferreira da Silva ...
Mateus
Natália Garcez ...
Lia
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During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.

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The stairway leading to the church in one of the first scenes in the film is the same made famous in the Brazilian film "O Pagador de Promessas", winner of Cannes Golden Palm in 1962. See more »

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Followed by Ó Paí, Ó (2008) See more »

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Vem Meu Amor
Written by Silvio, Guio
Performed by Lázaro Ramos
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Agree with most of review above
14 September 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

O Pai O veers wildly between genres, and the end simply falls into melodrama and fails.

My only disagreement with the Debblys's (sorry if I misspelled) comment above is that I do think much of the musical soundtrack is good--although not always well-sung by the characters. Caetano Veloso's title song over the end credits (the film is produced by his ex-wife Paula Lavigne) is particularly appealing and catchy. Still, just because I love Bahia so much, I had fun looking at familiar places and listening to the music. I just wish the film had been better. Monique Gartenberg has done some excellent concert videos, but she didn't succeed here.


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