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Lula, o Filho do Brasil (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 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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Cleo Pires ...
Lurdes (as Cléo Pires)
Lucélia Santos ...
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Vava
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva - 7 Anos
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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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Waste of opportunity.
18 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about the true story of a poor immigrant, syndicate leader, that became the president of Brazil. The story itself is amazing and deserved to be told. However, the execution here is way poorer than it should. There are many Brazilian directors capable of doing it.

The movie is at all, really bad. The reconstruction of the period id poor, the acting is bad, the casting is at all misplaced. The preparation of the actors was really poor, the accents are wrong, the set is too bi-dimensional, the history set is shallow, it doesn't account for what was the dictatorial period the movie is set in.

At the end, you can't understand or believe in the main character because the director was too much of a fan, or was unable to portrait the man as a real person.

As the story is pretty good, It's is only a badly executed movie. It's a pity, hope this story gets to be told more properly in the future.


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