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The Story of Me (2009)

O Contador de Histórias (original title)
O Contador de Histórias (The Story of Me), a Luiz Villaça;a movie based on the life of Roberto Carlos Ramos, is a story about how affection can change reality. The youngest of 10 brothers, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Marco Antonio ...
Roberto Carlos - 6 years
Teuda Bara ...
Dona Judith (professora FEBEM)
Ju Colombo ...
Roberto Carlos's Mother
Victor Augusto da Silva ...
Cabelinho de Fogo (as Victor Augusto)
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Camelô
Malu Galli ...
Psicóloga
Paulinho Mendes ...
Roberto Carlos - 13 years
Cleiton Santos ...
Roberto Carlos - 19 years
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O Contador de Histórias (The Story of Me), a Luiz Villaça;a movie based on the life of Roberto Carlos Ramos, is a story about how affection can change reality. The youngest of 10 brothers, Roberto showed a special talent to tell stories, by changing through narrative his own experiences about frustration into beautiful and touching fables. At age 6, the boy filled with imagination goes to live in a newly opened government institution, which main goal is to help young and poor children. His mother takes him there believing it will guarantee a better future for her child. But the reality of the institution is very different from what was advertised on TV. Roberto, little by little, loses hope. At age 13, after hundreds of escapes, he's considered "irrecoverable", in the words of the headmaster of the facility. However, Roberto proves to be a challenge to the French pedagogue Margherit, who comes to Brazil to work on a research. Determined to make the boy her object of study, she tries ... Written by Francisco Ramalho

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Fantastic Movie, hardly forgettable
11 July 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

City of God, Elite Squad are good examples of amazing movies made by Brazilian industry. However there are some small production that can grab your attention and make you think. This is one of this stories. "O contador de histórias" is a simple history of a common Brazilian guy but a movie that hardly you'll ever forget. Since this is a spoiler free review I don't think I can give more details. But if you trust my advice and watch this I doubt you'll regret any second you spend. I strongly recommend watching if you want to know the Brazilian film industry and have an idea of Brazil distinct of drug lords, pure poverty, samba, etc.


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