Most Popular Feature Films With Primary Language Portuguese


1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 617,934 | Gross: $7.56M

2. Bruna Surfistinha (2011)

TV-14 | 131 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog.

Director: Marcus Baldini | Stars: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes, Fabiula Nascimento

Votes: 5,452

3. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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33 Metascore

1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 90,109 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Do Começo ao Fim (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Director: Aluizio Abranches | Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher, Louise Cardoso

Votes: 6,498

5. Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 18,994 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 73,279 | Gross: $0.10M

7. Good Manners (2017)

135 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

7.0
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73 Metascore

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira

Votes: 959 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Benzinho (2018)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

Irene has only a few days to surpass the anxiety and discover a new strength before sending her eldest son away to the world.

Director: Gustavo Pizzi | Stars: Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris

Votes: 355

9. Aquarius (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 14,377 | Gross: $0.29M

10. Diamantino (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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80 Metascore

Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Stars: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira

Votes: 195

11. O Grande Circo Místico (2018)

105 min | Drama

5.0
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Follows a century in the lives of the Knieps, an Austrian family of circus owners.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Mariana Ximenes, Albano Jerónimo, Nuno Lopes

Votes: 75

12. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort | Stars: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara

Votes: 17,985 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Killer (2017)

99 min | Western

6.0
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A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.

Director: Marcelo Galvão | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Diogo Morgado, Thaila Ayala, Etienne Chicot

Votes: 1,431

14. Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.3
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A plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, and its passengers must battle their way through cannibals, slave traders, wild animals and murderous piranha fish to safety.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Suzane Carvalho, Milton Rodríguez, Marta Anderson

Votes: 1,271

15. O Ornitólogo (2016)

Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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85 Metascore

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Paul Hamy, João Pedro Rodrigues, Xelo Cagiao, Han Wen

Votes: 2,132 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Ferrugem (2018)

100 min | Drama

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Tati and Renet were already trading pics, videos and music by their cell phones, and on the last school trip they started making eye contact. However, what could be the beginning of a love story, turns to an end.

Director: Aly Muritiba | Stars: Giovanni de Lorenzi, Tifanny Dopke, Enrique Diaz, Clarissa Kiste

Votes: 140

17. Vazante (2017)

116 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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68 Metascore

Brazil 1821. A rich cattle herder finds out that his wife dies in labor. Forced to live in the property with numerous African slaves, he marries his wife's niece. But he returns to droving, leaving his wife behind alone with the slaves.

Director: Daniela Thomas | Stars: Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas, Sandra Corveloni, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha

Votes: 303 | Gross: $0.02M

18. À Deriva (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle, Izadora Armelin

Votes: 2,569

19. Nada a Perder (2018)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama

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Self-financed biopic of Brazilian evangelical bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network.

Director: Alexandre Avancini | Stars: Petrônio Gontijo, Day Mesquita, Beth Goulart, Dalton Vigh

Votes: 22,290 | Gross: $1.00M

20. How to Draw a Perfect Circle (2009)

122 min | Drama

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Guilherme and Sofia, brother and sister, grow up sharing experiences and slowly discovering their sexuality. The thing that Sofia doesn't know is how far Guilherme will go to keep her inside his own perverse, dark and perfect circle.

Director: Marco Martins | Stars: Rafael Morais, Joana de Verona, Daniel Duval, Beatriz Batarda

Votes: 612

21. Tinta Bruta (2018)

118 min | Drama

7.4
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Set in Brazil's southern city of Porto Alegre, the film focuses on a socially repressed young man who only comes out of his shell during chatroom performances, when he strips and smears neon paints on his lithe body.

Directors: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon | Stars: Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peixoto, Sandra Dani

Votes: 208

22. Linhas de Wellington (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Sarmiento | Stars: Nuno Lopes, Soraia Chaves, Marisa Paredes, John Malkovich

Votes: 1,186

23. Xingu (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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46 Metascore

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 »

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat, Maiarim Kaiabi

Votes: 1,493

24. Central Station (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 31,635 | Gross: $5.60M

25. Gabriela (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sônia Braga, Marcello Mastroianni, Antonio Cantafora, Paulo Goulart

Votes: 848

26. O Filme da Minha Vida (2017)

113 min | Drama

7.4
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Young Tony decides to return to his hometown. There, he discovers his father has returned to France claiming to miss his friends and country of origin. Tony ends up becoming a teacher, and finds himself amid conflicts and inexperience.

Director: Selton Mello | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Selton Mello, Bruna Linzmeyer, Johnny Massaro

Votes: 1,069

27. O Fantasma (2000)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

5.7
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36 Metascore

Young and handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. He can't force himself to connect with his pretty female co-worker Fatima, who displays an avid ... See full summary »

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Ricardo Meneses, Beatriz Torcato, Andre Barbosa, Eurico Vieira

Votes: 2,590 | Gross: $0.13M

28. Rio, I Love You (2014)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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26 Metascore

Third installment of the Cities of Love franchise (Paris, je t'aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), this collective feature-film is made of 10 stories of romance set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Directors: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga, Stephan Elliott, Sang-soo Im, Nadine Labaki, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Carlos Saldanha, Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro, Andrucha Waddington, César Charlone | Stars: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruna Linzmeyer

Votes: 1,532

29. Cidade Baixa (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos, Maria Menezes

Votes: 3,425 | Gross: $0.13M

30. Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

Director: Anna Muylaert | Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

Votes: 10,057 | Gross: $0.38M

31. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 15,832 | Gross: $0.21M

32. Zoom (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Director: Pedro Morelli | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alison Pill, Michael Eklund, Mariana Ximenes

Votes: 2,183

33. Os Farofeiros (2018)

103 min | Comedy

6.1
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Things go from bad to worse when four co-workers decide to enjoy the extended holiday at a beach house with their families.

Director: Roberto Santucci | Stars: Maurício Manfrini, Cacau Protásio, Danielle Winits, Théo Medon

Votes: 296

34. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

R | 110 min | Comedy

7.1
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52 Metascore

In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti

Votes: 1,973

35. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,498

36. Cidade dos Homens (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

Votes: 14,192 | Gross: $0.31M

37. Boi Neon (2015)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

6.8
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80 Metascore

Iremar works at the rodeo in North East of Brazil. From his home, the truck used to transport the animals, he dreams of a future in the region's booming clothing industry.

Director: Gabriel Mascaro | Stars: Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Josinaldo Alves, Roberto Birindelli

Votes: 2,161 | Gross: $0.03M

38. O Clube dos Canibais (2018)

81 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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Otavio and Gilda are a very wealthy couple of the Brazilian elite who have the habit of eating their employees. Otavio owns a private security company and is a notable member of The ... See full summary »

Director: Guto Parente | Stars: Tavinho Teixeira, Ana Luiza Rios, Pedro Domingues, Zé Maria

Votes: 108

39. O Menino e o Mundo (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,197 | Gross: $0.13M

40. Paraísos Artificiais (2012)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Two girlfriends visit a big Brazilian beach festival and decide to just let go. They enjoy the music, booze, drugs and on one steamy afternoon even each other. They also meet a young man and things can't be better. Can this paradise last?

Director: Marcos Prado | Stars: Nathalia Dill, Luca Bianchi, Lívia de Bueno, Bernardo Barreto

Votes: 2,905

41. Gabriel e a Montanha (2017)

131 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya ... See full summary »

Director: Fellipe Barbosa | Stars: João Pedro Zappa, Caroline Abras, Alex Alembe, Rashidi Athuman

Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.02M

42. Arábia (2017)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminum factory. One day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers.

Directors: João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa | Stars: Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Gláucia Vandeveld, Renata Cabral

Votes: 334 | Gross: $0.04M

43. Black Orpheus (1959)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia

Votes: 8,327

44. A Floresta das Almas Perdidas (2017)

71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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63 Metascore

The Forest of the Lost Souls is a dense and remote forest, Portugal's most popular place for suicide. On a summer morning, two strangers meet within the woods.

Director: José Pedro Lopes | Stars: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart, Lígia Roque

Votes: 234

45. Bare Behind Bars (1980)

X | 87 min | Crime, Drama

4.3
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In a prison, women rebel against the guards' sadism and sexual abuse and decide to run away. Some manage to escape and are chased by the Police.

Director: Oswaldo de Oliveira | Stars: Maria Stella Splendore, Neide Ribeiro, Márcia Fraga, Danielle Ferrite

Votes: 753

46. O Homem do Futuro (2011)

106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Zero is a brilliant scientist. However, 20 years ago, he was publicly humiliated when he lost Helena, the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Fernando Ceylão

Votes: 4,734

47. O Auto da Compadecida (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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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 »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 8,226

48. Al Berto (2017)

113 min | Drama

5.9
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It's the summer of '75 in Sines, Portugal. Al Berto, the writer, embodies an entire moving generation. He and his friends exude youth, eccentricity and hope for the future - but right after... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Alves do Ó | Stars: Ricardo Teixeira, José Pimentão, Raquel Rocha Vieira, José Leite

Votes: 139

49. Como Nossos Pais (2017)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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When Rosa's mother makes a surprising disclosure to her one day, Rosa decides to break out of her usual obligations. In so doing she discovers that life holds many surprises in store for her.

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Maria Ribeiro, Clarisse Abujamra, Antonia Baudouin, Herson Capri

Votes: 1,111

50. Joaquim (2017)

97 min | Biography

6.7
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A partly fictional, partly historical account of the life of Brazil's national hero Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, alias Tiradentes.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: Julio Machado, Isabél Zuaa, Rômulo Braga, Welket Bungué

Votes: 295



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