O Sentido da Vida (2018)

In The Meaning of Life we will take part on a journey throughout the world to question our existence through the inquiries of a young Brazilian, with a rare hereditary disease with no cure.

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Credited cast:
Giovane De Sena Brisotto ...
Valter Hugo Mãe ...
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson ...
Andreas Mogensen ...
Baltasar Garzón ...
Emi Wada ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself (rumored)
Himself (unconfirmed)
Alain de Botton ...
Himself (rumored)
Laerte Coutinho ...
Ariano Suassuna ...
Cris Nicolotti ...
Chris Reynolds Gordon ...
Maria Aurora Couto ...


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