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 »
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 »
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... 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 »
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.
The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination ... See full summary »
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 »
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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