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Hour of the Star (1985)

A Hora da Estrela (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | March 1987 (USA)
Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »

Director:

Suzana Amaral
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11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcelia Cartaxo ... Macabéa
José Dumont José Dumont ... Olímpico de Jesus
Tamara Taxman ... Glória
Fernanda Montenegro ... Madame Carlota (the macumbeira)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manoel Luiz Aranha Manoel Luiz Aranha ... Photographer
Marli Botoletto Marli Botoletto ... Macumba assistant
Denoy de Oliveira Denoy de Oliveira ... Pereira
Maria Do Carmo Soares Maria Do Carmo Soares ... Maria do Carmo
Walter Filho Walter Filho ... Man in Mercedes
Sonia Guedes Sonia Guedes ... Mrs. Joana
Umberto Magnani Umberto Magnani ... Seu Raimundo
Miro Martinez Miro Martinez ... Blind man
Euricio Martins Euricio Martins ... Metro Guard
Raymundo Matos Raymundo Matos ... Arnaldo
Dirce Militello Dirce Militello ... Gloria's mother
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Storyline

Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the subways. She describes herself saying, "I am a typist and a virgin, and I like Coca-Cola." Then she meets Olimpico, a north-easterner like herself, who has dreams of becoming a Congressman. Written by Benjamin Elijah Griffin <bgriffin@ic.sunysb.edu>

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Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Marcelia Cartaxo. See more »

Quotes

Olimpico: [watching Macabea putting a lot of sugar in her coffee] Jesus. That's going to make you sick.
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Connections

Referenced in Xuxa in Crystal Moon (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
Written by Johann Strauss.
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Empty Dialogues and Weak Script
9 November 2019 | by danielpessoaSee all my reviews

Unfortunately this is just good photography and decent acting. Nothing else you can see here... The dialogues are dull and the story takes you into a jorney to nowhere. It's just a waste of time.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hour of the Star See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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