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VIPs (2010)

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The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

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Gisele Fróes ...
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Fausto
Marcela Falci ...
Aluna Loira
Heitor Goldflus ...
Professor Biologia
Cecília Homem de Mello ...
Diretora (as Cecilia Homem de Mello)
Roger Gobeth ...
Renato Jacks
Amaury Jr. ...
Amaury Jr. (as Amaury Jr)
João Francisco Tottene ...
Norival Rizzo ...
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Carlos Grillo ...
Faxineiro Aeroporto
Marcelo Szpektor ...
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Bia Paganini ...
Atendente Kely
Dato de Oliveira ...
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Marcelo leaves his family and moves to Mato Grosso do Sul, where he learns how to fly airplanes by himself watching the pilots. One day, he responds the call of a drug dealer and uses his boss' plane to help the man to transport his cargo. He is hired by the drug lord to work transporting drugs in his airplanes. When he is arrested by the Federal Police, he does not rat his gang and the leader of the cartel gives a large amount of money as a bonus and asks him to leave the gang since he is known by the police. Marcelo uses the money to promote a party in the Carnival of Recife pretending to be the son of the owner of the Gol (a Brazilian air flight company). He lures the high-society, including the television presenter Amaury Jr. Marcelo is arrested again and is sent to prison. During a rebellion, he uses his leadership to present the claims of the prisoners and help to control the situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Not terrible but cheesy and loose---good as a sort of travelogue only
15 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie documents the exploits of a real life Brazilian con artist.

The first part where Marcelo was working for drug and gun traffickers was OK and fairly easy to follow and fun--- you can't help but like him even if the movie is a bit cheesy (he lands planes without fuel..the drug king pin makes him like a son). The movie moves along and keeps your interest.

However the last hour where he crashes an exclusive resort and passes himself off as related to the owner of an airline was boring because the point of the scam was never mentioned-- plus the movie gets loose about here and deteriorates into a pointless mishmash. What was he trying to do? Nothing? Pass himself off at a party as someone rich?? What is so riveting about that?

Then there is an attempt to make it all a psychological drama with Marcelo hallucinating about his father....No--it is too loose and vague and of course cheesy (clichéd unbelievable etc...).

It gets very boring and the only thing keeping me watching it the last hour or so was looking at the Brazilian actors and street scenes.

Brazilian soaps are much better productions than this movie.

Recommend as a sort of travelogue only.


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