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Roberto Santos (I) (1928–1987)

Roberto Santos was born in a working-class suburb of São Paulo in 1928. Started his cinema activities around 1952, in the first big studio built in Brazil, the Vera Cruz Studio. In 1956 makes his first movie, "O Grande Momento" ("The Great Momment"), the first neo- realistic movie made in Brazil. In 1965 Roberto Santos adapts a short novel by ... See full bio »

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 1987 Quincas Borba
 1985 Nasce Uma Mulher (writer)
 1980 Contos Eróticos (segment "Arroz com Feijão")
 1979 Os Amantes da Chuva (writer)
 1978 As Três Mortes de Solano (writer)
 1977 Stop 88
 1975 O Predileto
 1972 Vozes do Medo
 1971 Um Anjo Mau
 1970 África Eterna (Documentary)
 1968 Bebel, Garota Propaganda (writer)
 1968 O Homem Nu (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1966 As Cariocas
 1958 O Grande Momento (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Roberto Santos Pinhanhez

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Of course directors are made. But the answer must come from the work and the will of the student, the aspiring director. See more »


After seeing "Matraga", Guimarães Rosa -- the author of the original story -- commented that Roberto Santos' end for the story was more interesting than his. He also told that "They are vindicated", referring to previous adaptations of his work to movies. See more »

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