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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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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story  »

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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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Fabulous film
8 February 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on the international film festival of Rotterdam, where it was rated 2nd on the audience price. Beautiful small and funny film, which you must see with a full stomach. A Brazilian / Italian co - production made with eye for detail, intelligent humor and some very funny twists, which seem to be very logical at the end of the movie. Two hours of entertainment, acted very well by all actors and a movie which will definitely find his way in all the festivals to become a major hit worldwide. I don't want to get into the story, it's one of those films who helps you to escape from the real world for a small two hours and from which you always thinks, why do i not see more movies like this? I really recommend this movie to an large audience. So go see this one, in a theater near by you or after dinner with your partner or some best friends.


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