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The Well Beloved One (2010)

O Bem Amado (original title)
Elected major of the small city of Sucupira, after unfortunate situation, Odorico (Marco Nanini) must open the city cemitery and face acusations of being corrupt, to end his term on good terms with the people

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Elected major of the small city of Sucupira, after unfortunate situation, Odorico (Marco Nanini) must open the city cemitery and face acusations of being corrupt, to end his term on good terms with the people

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The coat of arms of Sucupira, which is displayed behind the desk of the mayor, is actually the coat of arms of the neighboring country of Suriname (with a minor color adaptation). See more »

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Version of O Bem-Amado (1973) See more »

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Boogie Sem Nome
Written by Mauro Lima
Performed by Leo Jaime, Selvagem Big Abreu, Bob Gallo & Leandro Verdeal
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a bit over the top but still funny
9 November 2010 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of a very popular soap opera broadcast in the 70's, which I was too young to see. Nevertheless, i'm sure it was superior in quality, otherwise how to explain that even four decades later some of the characters' lines and jokes are still part of our daily expressions in Brazil? This lukewarm film version alone would never render such everlasting popularity. The problem very likely comes from adapting a soap opera which lasted several months into a two-hour feature - one can't help feeling things are a bit crammed and rushed. The cast, full of famous stars from the most powerful Brazilian TV channel, is mostly efficient and tries to pull this through. Don't expect character development at all - it's meant to be full of stereotypes, such as the Latin American corrupt politician, local drunkard/beggar jokes, provincial puritan ladies, etc. There are some funny jokes and scenes, particularly those with Jose Wilker, beautiful shots of northeast Brazil and a reasonably good soundtrack, but all in all I expected more. And I found that showing some real footage of political events in Brazil didn't really match the light tone this comedy should have had.


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