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Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia (1977)

History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies.


Hector Babenco
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Credited cast:
Reginaldo Faria Reginaldo Faria ... Lúcio Flávio
Ana Maria Magalhães Ana Maria Magalhães ... Janice
Milton Gonçalves ... 132
Paulo César Peréio Paulo César Peréio ... Dr. Moretti
Ivan Cândido Ivan Cândido ... Bechara
Lady Francisco Lady Francisco ... Lígia
Grande Otelo Grande Otelo ... Dondinho
Stepan Nercessian Stepan Nercessian ... The suicide
Érico Vidal Érico Vidal ... Klaus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan de Almeida Ivan de Almeida ... Liece
Jurandir de Oliveira Jurandir de Oliveira ... Man 1
José Dumont José Dumont ... Prisioner
Alvaro Freire Alvaro Freire ... Federal cop
Markus Konká Markus Konká
Sergio Otero Sergio Otero ... Nijini


Story of Brazilian bank-robber Lúcio Flávio, who fascinated some people in Rio de Janeiro during the 1970s for his bold robberies and spectacular escapes, and also because he was thought to be intelligent and "politically aware". Before dying, he disclosed a network of corruption in Brazilian Police, and its involvement with the infamous "Death Squad" of the time, a group of policemen who went about killing criminals without giving them a fair trial. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Release Date:

October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lucio Flavio See more »

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Embrafilme,HB Filmes,Unifilme See more »
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1.37 : 1
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First screenplay written by {link=nm0522216], who also wrote the book, released two years earlier. See more »

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Police and Bandit Are All the Same Stuff
18 June 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Lúcio Flávio Lírio was a famous bank-robber in the early seventies in Rio de Janeiro, glamorized by part of the population and press due to his bold robberies and escapes. "Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia" is a spectacular and brave film of Hecto Babenco, which shows themes like "Death Squad" and the corruption in the police of Rio de Janeiro. The viewer shall understand that these subjects where hidden from the Brazilian society in those times of military dictatorship, but Lucio Flávio disclosed names and how the system operated before being killed in the penitentiary on 29 January 1975. José Louzeiro wrote a book with his revelations and Hector Babenco made this daring movie. Even in 2005, this film is very attractive: the performances of the cast are outstanding, and Reginaldo Farias is superb in the role of the famous outlaw. The dialogs are amazing, and I have selected my three favorite lines for the readers (Obs: it is a free translation, since the movie is spoken in Portuguese): (1) Moretti to Lúcio Flavio: "- Heads and tails are in different sides of the coin, but very close to each other. Police and bandit are all the same stuff, both of them are in the same boat." (2) Lúcio Flávio: "- I have been "dead meat" for a long time. I am just waiting time to come." (3) Lúcio Flávio: "- Jail without money does not work." "Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia" was awarded with the 1978 Golden Kikito in the following categories: Best Actor (Reginaldo Farias), Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actor (Ivan Cândido). Unfortunately, it seems that this is another excellent Brazilian movie without international distribution. Even in Brazil, I have a very old VHS, bought from a rental, and this movie has not been released on DVD. IMDb users, lovers of films like the dear Bob the Moo, will probably not have the chance to see this excellent film. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia" ("Lúcio Flávio, the Passenger of the Agony")

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