Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.
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 life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
Daniel de Oliveira,
In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... 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 »
In 2005, high-ranked criminal Barão is planning the heist that inspired the film. He needs to dig a tunnel linking a house to the Banco Central's vault in Fortaleza, where he'll steal millions of (R$) reais.
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 »
This film follows the trajectory of a famous singer of Brazilian popular music, his humble beginnings in northeastern Brazil, their qualities born, his determination, his rise to the top of fame, their unpreparedness and lack of training to deal with fame, keep relationships and responsibilities, especially with his son, who would later also turn into a famous singer in the country. Simple, honest, and poignant documentary. Written by
Nivaldo Expedito de Carvalho, better known as Chambinho do Acordeon, was selected between over 5 thousand candidates to portray Luiz Gonzaga. He had never once acted before. He entered the dispute for the role because of his wife, Daniela Piccino. See more »
Gonzaga premiered opening night at the Toronto Brazilian Film Fest this past Thursday. It tells the tale of the famous Brazilian singer Luiz Gonzaga de Nascimento and his rise to fame. The film also contains original pictures and clips from his various performances. The film captures the historical spirit of the times as we follow Luiz's humble beginnings up country in Pernambuco, his stint in the army and his eventual success in Rio de Janeiro. We learn of the troubled relationship he has with his son Luiz Jr. or Gonzaguinha. This is not due to lack of love or affection, but probably due the incredible pressure that the artist comes under trying to promote himself and his lack of any formal training. This is an excellent study of how a man's spirit and desire can propel him to success. Although as in all aspects of life, there is a balancing effect as inter personal relationship problems arise and must be dealt with. A maçã não cai longe do pé!
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