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Bye Bye Brasil (1980)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Wilker ... Lorde Cigano
Betty Faria ... Salomé
Fábio Jr. ... Ciço (as Fábio Júnior)
Zaira Zambelli Zaira Zambelli ... Dasdô
Príncipe Nabor Príncipe Nabor ... Andorinha / Swallow
Emmanuel Cavalcanti Emmanuel Cavalcanti ... Prefeito / Mayor (as Emanoel Cavalcanti)
José Márcio Passos José Márcio Passos ... Assessor Prefeito / Mayor's Assistant
Carlos Kroeber Carlos Kroeber ... Caminhoneiro / Truck Driver
Joffre Soares Joffre Soares ... Zé da Luz
Rodolfo Arena Rodolfo Arena ... Lavrador / Peasant
Aderbal Junior Aderbal Junior
Carlos Lagoeíro Carlos Lagoeíro ... Sertanejos
Catalina Bonakie Catalina Bonakie ... Viúva / Widow (as Catalina Bonaky)
Rinaldo Gines Rinaldo Gines ... Chefe Índio / Indian Chief
Marcus Vinícius Marcus Vinícius ... Empresário
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Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Brazil | Argentina

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

9 February 1980 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Bye Bye Brazil See more »

Filming Locations:

Altamira, Pará, Brazil See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of Brazil to the 1981's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Lorde Cigano: Accordionist, you know why the jungle is virgin? 'Cause it's full of "fruits".
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Para Vigo Me Voy (Say sí sí)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman, and Lubon
Performed by Xavier Cugat
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Good introduction to Brazilian movies
28 January 2001 | by mauricio-19See all my reviews

It is a precious gem. The story of the Caravana Rolidei, a group of poor traveling circus performers, is as fresh today as the first time I saw it. The caravan travels in the Brazilian countryside in a time where television is taking over and making all other sorts of entertainment obsolete. Very touching, very Brazilian, very easy to find in your video store.


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