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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)

Lula, o Filho do Brasil (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 January 2010 (Brazil)
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The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.

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In 1945, in Garanhuns, in the countryside of Pernambuco, Luiz Inácio da Silva is born, the seventh child of Aristides and Dona Lindu. Aristides moves to Santos and Lindu raises the siblings alone until 1952 when the family moves to Santos to meet the patriarch. As time goes on, the poor family struggles to survive with the children studying at elementary school and working as street vendors. Later Lindu leaves the alcoholic and abusive Aristides and moves with her children to São Paulo. Lula graduates as lathe operator and gets a formal job in the industry where he loses one finger in a press. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dona Lindu: You need to be stubborn.
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Unrealistic story and also very bad quality.
29 August 2015 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is a terrible movie and an unrealistic story about one of the most populist president of Brazil since Getulio Vargas. Lula is a selfish person who only care about power, this movie is a completely fantasy about his history. There are some correct parts though, Lula came from a very poor family, thats true, and he also has a very strong ability for speech, but he had some bad episodes along his young life which was not presented in the movie. The movie should have been more truthful to Lula's biography. Besides all those problems regarding the accuracy of the story, the movie quality is very bad, the acting is bad, and the movie was funded with public money, which is a shame. Anyway, I don't recommend.


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