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Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)

This movie is about one of the worst periods for the Brazilian people. Shows the days of military dictatorship when the Brazilian people against the government were put in jails, tortured, ... See full summary »

Director:

Roberto Farias

Writers:

Reginaldo Faria (story), Roberto Farias | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Reginaldo Faria Reginaldo Faria ... Jofre Godói
Carlos Zara ... Barreto
Antônio Fagundes ... Miguel Godói
Natália do Vale ... Marta Godói
Elizabeth Savalla ... Mariana
Claudio Marzo ... Sarmento (as Cláudio Marzo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neuza Amaral
Expedito Barreira Expedito Barreira
Rogério Blum Rogério Blum
Dennis Bourke Dennis Bourke
Renato Coutinho Renato Coutinho
Newton Couto Newton Couto
Ivan Cândido Ivan Cândido
João Batista do Reino João Batista do Reino
Lui Farias Lui Farias
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This movie is about one of the worst periods for the Brazilian people. Shows the days of military dictatorship when the Brazilian people against the government were put in jails, tortured, and some of them assassinated by the military and para-military people. At the same time, the same government censored the press and didn't allow anything but news about three times-champion soccer team. While the people made parties, etc for the soccer team, in the underground, people suffered all kinds of torture. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

14 February 1983 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Adelante Brasil See more »

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A great movie
20 July 2006 | by adrishimaSee all my reviews

This movie talks about the reality of dictatorship in Brazil. If anyone has the opportunity to watch "Brazil" by Terry Gilliam and this movie, there are some features that are pretty similar in both of them. The torture, the dictatorship are similar. The final scene when one of the characters is tortured in a chair resembles a lot the final scene of torture and death of the character in "Brazil" of Terry Gilliam. Perhaps he had some influence while making his movie and could this be the motive why his surreal movie is called "Brazil"... We will never know.

The scenes of torture, where a naked man hangs from a "pau de arara" instrument of torture is like reality. It is a great movie for us not to forget that any kind of dictatorship is terrible. Military governments will never solve violence problems anywhere. They will only increase it. Violence will never be solved with violence.


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