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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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... Max Overseas
... Ludmila Struedel
Elba Ramalho ... Margot
Fábio Sabag ... Otto Struedel
J.C. Violla ... Geni
Wilson Grey ... Sátiro
Maria Sílvia ... Victoria Struedel
Cláudia Jimenez ... Fiorella
Andreia Dantas ... Fichinha
Ilva Niño ... Dóris
Zenaide Pereira ... Dorinha Tubão (as Zenaide)
... Shirley Paquete
Katia Bronstein ... Mimi Bibelô
Lutero Luiz ... Porfírio
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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1985 (Brazil)  »

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A Volta do Malandro
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by A Gang
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Threepenny Opera connection
5 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

An excellent movie made 3 years after Ruy Guerra's Erendira. The young actress in the title role of that film appears as Ludmilla Struedel in this. The low-city gang life of Rio is perhaps mythic, but I don't think the aim was for realism.

The correspondence with Brecht/Weill's Threepenny Opera is worth noting:

Max Overseas.......Macheath (Mack the knife)

Otto Struedel......Mr. Peachum

Ludmilla Struedel..Polly Peachum

Margot.............Jenny Diver

Tigrao.............Tiger Brown

Victoria Struedel..Mrs. Celia Peachum


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