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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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Credited cast:
João Miguel ...
Fabiula Nascimento ...
Babu Santana ...
Carlo Briani ...
Zeca Cenovicz ...
Paulo Miklos ...
Jean Pierre Noher ...
Andrea Fumagalli ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betina Belli ...
Dona da Pensão
Luiz Brambila ...
Ed Canedo ...
Adriano Carvalhaes ...
Altamar Cezar ...
Zé Português
Syd Correa ...
Rodrigo Ferrarini ...


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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a fun surprise and a typical Brazilian cliché
5 February 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

A poor Brazilian guy (cliché) from the northeast(cliché) comes to southeast (cliché) to get something and be someone(cliché). He is so silly that does dumb things and get in trouble (cliché). Its a great movie (wow, not a cliché).

I'm not complaining. The movie is really really fun. Its well written and you get into the story and the main character. I've just forgot about all the clichés and watched until I discovered why he was arrest (as you know in the first second of the movie).

The only thumb down is about the others characters. Seems like they've put all the efforts on the main and forgot about make them look real or possible.

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