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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)
 1981 Chick Fowle, O Faixa Preta do Cinema (Documentary short)
 1980 Erotic Stories (segment "Arroz com Feijão")
 1979 Os Amantes da Chuva (writer)
 1978 As Três Mortes de Solano (writer)
 1975 O Predileto
 1972 Vozes do Medo (Documentary)
 1971 Um Anjo Mau
 1970 África Eterna (Documentary)
 1968 Bebel, Garota Propaganda (writer)
 1968 O Homem Nu (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1966 As Cariocas
 1958 The Grand Moment (writer)
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Alternate Names:

Roberto Santos Pinhanhez

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I believe that the future must be like our past. Full of uncertainties. See more »


Roberto Santos' work has been compiled and restored by his widow, Marilia Pinhanez, and should be available soon with English subtitles. There are also plans to publish two of his screenplays, "A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga", and the inedit "Miguelim". A bibliography should be published by the end of 1995. See more »

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