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Os Cafajestes (1962)

This film captures the criminal behavior of two young Copacabana thugs (the "cafajestes"). The two plan a blackmail coup against a rich old man, using nude pictures of a lady on a deserted ... See full summary »

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Ruy Guerra
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Cast

Credited cast:
Per Aabel
Norma Bengell ... Leda (as Norma Benguel)
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Photographer
Lucy de Carvalho Lucy de Carvalho ... Vilma
Germana de Lamare Germana de Lamare ... Fort Girl
Marina Ferraz Marina Ferraz
Daniel Filho ... Vavá
Glauce Rocha Glauce Rocha ... Prostitute
Aline Silva Aline Silva ... Cadillac Girl
Fátima Somer Fátima Somer ... Cathecism Girl
Jece Valadão Jece Valadão ... Jandir
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This film captures the criminal behavior of two young Copacabana thugs (the "cafajestes"). The two plan a blackmail coup against a rich old man, using nude pictures of a lady on a deserted beach. But things don't always happen as planned. Written by Gonz30

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

24 March 1962 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Brasilian pojat See more »

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Magnus Filmes See more »
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Mono
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Featured in Panorama do Cinema Brasileiro (1968) See more »

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A masterpiece, a film that gets better with time.
9 September 2009 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

If there is a dangerous age for a man, I would say it is in their early twenties, like Jandir (Jece Valadão) and Vava (Daniel Filho) in this film. They thrive on being cruel to women like Leda (Norma Bengell), who they take to the beach and abandon naked, only to take pictures, to use in a blackmail plan. Jandir also at the beginning scenes, fools a prostitute, and has a lot of fun when she finds out and shouts at him in anger. Why this need to be violent and cruel? Probably because they can't really handle the women they meet. They are impotent, sometimes in all senses of the word. The nude scene of Leda, naked at the beach, full of despair and humiliation is one of the greatest ever filmed. Ruy Guerra, probably saw "Les Tricheurs" (Marcel Carne) and "A Bout de Soufflé" (Godard), but his is a totally different approach. A masterpiece, a film that gets better with time.


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