Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »
Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... 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 »
Fernanda Montenegro plays a retired woman who keeps snooping everybody in her neighborhood, until she thinks she sees an ex Secretary of Justice (Raul Cortez) commit murder and becomes a police informant.
Marathon is a movie based on the real events of the 2004 Olympic Men's Marathon in Athens, Greece, when the leading Brazilian marathon runner, Vanderlei de Lima, got attacked by a religious... See full summary »
A couple, Lauro and Renata, travels to a remote area surrounded by rain forest in Rio De Janeiro. Once they are there, Lauro is told by a bar owner that gruesome murders are taking place in... See full summary »
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The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.
Beautiful images, great acting, precise production design and a correct screenplay for a movie that works fine as short sight over the much superior story you find in the Erico Verissimo's masterpiece "O Tempo E O Vento".
In the Verissimo's epic story it is possible to discover multi-layers not only about the historic facts but also about the characters that are mixed to the real events. Such complexity is transformed in a fluid novel that makes the reader dive in a time it doesn't belong to as well as get to know the characters as they were close relatives.
You can see in the movie the respect for the story, but told in a quick pace it is possible to uncover only the surface of it. In this case it is less for the qualities of the movie and more for the grandness of the "O Tempo E O Vento".
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