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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
"Estômago" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 April 2008 (Brazil)
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In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
João Miguel ...
Nonato
Fabiula Nascimento ...
Íria
Babu Santana ...
Bujiú
Carlo Briani ...
Giovanni
Zeca Cenovicz ...
Zulmiro
Paulo Miklos ...
Etcetera
Jean Pierre Noher ...
Duque
Andrea Fumagalli ...
Francesco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betina Belli ...
Dona da Pensão
Luiz Brambila ...
Lambari
Ed Canedo ...
Travesti
Adriano Carvalhaes ...
Suely
Altamar Cezar ...
Zé Português
Syd Correa ...
Boquenga
Rodrigo Ferrarini ...
Magrão
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In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place in society. He arrives in town without a penny in his pockets and starts working as help in a decadent bar, a nasty place, lost amid the urban desert. He sleeps in the storage room on the back, and under a cold neon light learns how to fry "pastel" and "coxinhas", outdoing his "master", Zulmiro, the owner of the bar. Nonato is ignorant, but talented. He knows how to work the kitchen, soon others realize it too. The first one to notice him, is Iria, a prostitute, who doesn't know how to cook but loves to eat and starts an affair with him. Then, Giovanni, the owner of the Boccaccio (an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood), offers Nonato a job as his apprentice. A turn of events results in Nonato spending time in prison. For the prisoners and their boss, the violent Bujiù, Nonato is a savior; in ... Written by Anonymous

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Bujiú: Hey Rosemary, why do you bring one dish at a time, man? Why don't you bring them all and sit your ass down?
Nonato: Because you can't mix it all in one plate. You must savor the flavors. One at a time. You must taste each ingredient, everything...
Lino: Why is that for? It'll all end up in my stomach, right? They'll get mixed up once inside.
Nonato: But you don't eat shit just because food turns into shit in your guts. Does anyone eat shit here?
Lambari: I never did, but... I made a loser eat some.
Suely: That's so gross! I'm ...
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Nonato Canivete!
30 June 2011 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

There are few movies out there that I will take the time to watch a second time, and even fewer movies that make me sincerely chuckle at some scenes. Estomago was one of those movies for me. It's not well known outside the borders of Brazil, but if you're looking for some good Brazilian dark comedies, this one is one of the better ones alongside O Cheiro do Ralo. I won't go into the details of the plot, but suffice it to say, it's a fun watch for those who like revenge fantasies and messed-up characters from the fringes of society who diabolically plot revenge in clever ways. Repeat after me: "Nonato CANIVETE!" One of my favourites of many good bits in this fun-to-watch film.


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