The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »
Tite de Lemos,
The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »
Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this groundbreaking new documentary uncovers the UN sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia. Featuring prominent statesmen including Presidents Clinton and Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo and expose the biggest failure of global policy in the last 50 years. Written by
Breaking the Taboo is about how society treat drugs, in special Marijuana, the main argument of this documentary is about the fail of the actual anti-drug political system in Brazil. The taboo here is how work with drugs, and the legalization of marijuana. For prove the argument illegal marijuana cause more danger then the legalization system, the director invite a pool of influent people, former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, intellectuals, and consumers.
The idea is to break the taboo marijuana cloud keep illegal, for this the director shows how the illegal system works, and who is the main giver from state restrictions. The money from illegal actives go to corruption, guns and lobby, against the tax from another drugs which subside education, security and specially the health system. The acquisition of marijuana is easy than alcohol, to buy alcohol you must show your identification to prove you have 18 years old, in Brazil, but marijuana don't have this restriction.
Former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, is a former teacher from University of Sao Paulo, the major discipline in his academic profile is sociology, and this is the main contribution he provides in the documentary, a systematic analysis of our society, and why ins't logic keep marijuana illegal in Brazil.
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