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Malandro (1986)

Ópera do Malandro (original title)
In 1941, Brazilian government was aligned with Nazi movement, in spite of being against the popular desire. In Lapa (Rio de Janeiro), the rascal, pimp and smuggler Max Overseas explores the... See full summary »

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Ruy Guerra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edson Celulari ... Max Overseas
Claudia Ohana ... Ludmila Struedel
Elba Ramalho Elba Ramalho ... Margot
Fábio Sabag Fábio Sabag ... Otto Struedel
J.C. Violla J.C. Violla ... Geni
Wilson Grey Wilson Grey ... Sátiro
Maria Sílvia Maria Sílvia ... Victoria Struedel
Cláudia Jimenez Cláudia Jimenez ... Fiorella
Andreia Dantas Andreia Dantas ... Fichinha
Ilva Niño Ilva Niño ... Dóris
Zenaide Pereira Zenaide Pereira ... Dorinha Tubão (as Zenaide)
Djenane Machado ... Shirley Paquete
Katia Bronstein Katia Bronstein ... Mimi Bibelô
Lutero Luiz Lutero Luiz ... Porfírio
Bernard Seygnoux Bernard Seygnoux
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In 1941, Brazilian government was aligned with Nazi movement, in spite of being against the popular desire. In Lapa (Rio de Janeiro), the rascal, pimp and smuggler Max Overseas explores the cabaret singer and prostitute Margot, the former mistress of the chief inspector Tigrão. When the daughter of the cabaret owner Otto Struedel, Ludmila Struedel, leaves her boarding school and returns to her family, she proposes Max to be her husband and partner in a legal importation company of their own. But Margot and Tigrão do not accept the idea. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

Brazil | France

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1985 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Malandro See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Viver de Amor
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by As Mariposas
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Colorful, But That's All
5 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I believe this was a Portugese film. I saw it almost 20 years ago and, not being familiar with subtitles that much back then (I am now), I found it very strange to see people singing with subtitles printed below!

Anway, it was a South American version of a 1940s gangster movie-musical and was very colorful. Since I am a fan of film noir, older musicals and love wild colors, you'd think I'd love this film....but I didn't. The story was tough to follow. When I did figure out what I was happening, the dialog was either too stupid to enjoy....or just plain boring. Perhaps another look today, with a nice DVD and the fact I actually like subtitles would make me change my mind....but I am a little leery because of the slowness of the story.


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