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Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carlos Vereza Carlos Vereza ... Graciliano Ramos
Glória Pires ... Heloísa (Graciliano's Wife)
Nildo Parente Nildo Parente ... Emanuel
José Dumont José Dumont ... Mario Pinto
Wilson Grey Wilson Grey ... Gaúcho
Joffre Soares Joffre Soares ... Soares
Fábio Barreto ... Siqueira Campos
Ligia Diniz Ligia Diniz
Marcus Vinícius Marcus Vinícius
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubens Abreu Rubens Abreu
Tito Almejeiras Tito Almejeiras
Antonio Ameijeiras Antonio Ameijeiras
Claudio Baltar Claudio Baltar
Jotta Barroso Jotta Barroso
Cachimbo Cachimbo
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Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government.

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

18 June 1984 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Memoirs of Prison See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

In order to better portray writer Graciliano Ramos, Carlos Vereza learned how to smoke. After the filming was done, it took him six months to quit smoking. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mario Pinto: Give me a white lightning... for the love of God.
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The life and times of a great Brazilian writer
21 October 1998 | by derliSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest Brazilian films of all times. Nelson Pereira dos Santos did a brilliant job in writing a script from Graciliano Ramos' memoirs from his novel "Memórias do Cárcere". It is a must to all those interested in recent Brazilian history. Graciliano was a perfectionist in his writings and had a perfect domain of Portuguese language. The plot shows his life from a school teacher in the poverty-stricken north-eastern state of Alagoas until his imprisonment, for political reasons, accused of links with the unsuccessful attempt of leftist military and intellectuals to seize power in 1935. A lesson of coherence !


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