The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion player is completely enamored of Salomé, and he begs to come along. The Gypsy Lord shrugs, and the accordionist and his pregnant wife, Dasdô, join the troupe. Television is their enemy as they go from the coast deep into the Amazon. Salomé lets the accordion player sleep with her once, with Dasdô's knowledge. He's moon-struck. Then, after Dasdô's baby is born and financial disaster hits the troupe, and the accordionist must choose between seeing his wife a prostitute and leaving the caravan.
Did You Know?
Official submission of Brazil to the 1981's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more
Accordionist, you know why the jungle is virgin? 'Cause it's full of "fruits".
At the end of the film you can read: "Ao povo brasileiro do século XXI" - means: "To the brazilian people of 21st century". See more
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Bye Bye Brasil
Written by Chico Buarque
and Roberto Menescal
Performed by Chico Buarque See more