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Macunaima (1969)

Macunaíma (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Comedy | 1969 (Brazil)
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
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Grande Otelo ... Black Macunaíma / Macunaíma's son
Paulo José Paulo José ... White Macunaíma / Macunaíma's mother
Jardel Filho ... Venceslau Pietro Pietra
Dina Sfat ... Ci
Milton Gonçalves ... Jiguê
Rodolfo Arena Rodolfo Arena ... Maanape
Joana Fomm ... Sofara
Maria Do Rosario Maria Do Rosario ... Iquiri
Rafael de Carvalho ... Caapora
Nazareth Ohana Nazareth Ohana
Zezé Macedo Zezé Macedo
Wilza Carla ... Fat Lady
Myrian Muniz Myrian Muniz ... Venceslau's wife
Edy Siqueira Edy Siqueira
Carmem Palhares Carmem Palhares
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Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City. On the way, more miracles occur, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, he is co-opted by terrorists who enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious lessons of life. Written by Anonymous

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95 minutes of Brazil nuts See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

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White Macunaíma: Oh, such laziness...
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Mulher
(Custódio Mesquita)
Performed by Sílvio Caldas
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...what the hell??!
2 July 2013 | by joaochicoazevedoSee all my reviews

Really, i am a Brazilian man and i'm proud of my country and i'm used to believe the potential of Brazil to strike on the movies ( city of god is proof of this ) But honestly i just thought that macunaima was enough to make me sick. Even if it's based on a surrealist book rited by Mario De andrade, the surrealism is not impressive, funny, or gorgeous, in other words it sounds more like a madhouse. Even with the talented cast and a good acting of Grande Otelo, the direction, the photography, the production and camera settings are terrible. I really thought for a moment that someone in the set was drugged with some weird chemical, and i have no doubts that could be director of this movie.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1969 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle Freaks See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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