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O Quatrilho (1995)

Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose.

Director:

Fábio Barreto
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Glória Pires ... Pierina
Patricia Pillar ... Teresa
Alexandre Paternost Alexandre Paternost ... Angelo Gardone
Bruno Campos ... Massimo
Gianfrancesco Guarnieri Gianfrancesco Guarnieri ... Padre Giobbe
José Lewgoy ... Rocco
Cecil Thiré Cecil Thiré ... Padre Gentile
Cláudio Mamberti Cláudio Mamberti ... Batiston
Antônio Carlos Antônio Carlos ... Aurélio (as Antônio Carlos Pires)
Arcangelo Zorzi Arcangelo Zorzi ... Sichopa
José Vitor Castiel José Vitor Castiel ... Miro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fábio Barreto ... Gaudério
Julia Barreto Julia Barreto ... Dosolina (as Julia Barreto Borges)
Mariana Pellegrino Barreto Mariana Pellegrino Barreto ... Bambina
Elaine Braghirolli Elaine Braghirolli ... Tia Gema
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Storyline

The story of two immigrant couples: Teresa and Angelo; Pierina and Massimo. While fighting for survival in the new world, the unexpected love of Massimo and Teresa appears. They react against family and cultural traditions and leave to a new destiny, leaving their partners. Quatrilho is the name of a card game in wich the player have to betray his partner in order to become the champion. Written by Roberto Jung Drebes <drebes@cyberspace.org>

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Taglines:

A game of fascination and seduction

Genres:

Romance | Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Siempre queda la pasión See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Bruno Campos. See more »

Quotes

Teresa: Love is never a sin. It's always a good thing. Because it was made by God.
Massimo: Continue, continue.
Teresa: And I think... I think love is one thing and marriage is another thing.
Massimo: And when those two things are... separated. What's to be done?
Teresa: That's what I don't know.
Massimo: Yes, me neither.
[pause]
Massimo: May I kiss your hand?
Teresa: Only if it's on the tip of my fingernails.
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Connections

Referenced in Dona Oldina - A Fernanda Montenegro Trash (2011) See more »

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The Best Brazilian Film ever!!!!!
13 January 2014 | by dignamercSee all my reviews

I remember when I watched O Quatrilho for the first time (1995) in Brazil and I was so impressed with the plot, the acting, the scenery and everything else. I was also so very sad when they didn't win the Oscar! Shame they competed with another foreign film - the Dutch film "Antonia's Line" - that had a very different story line, and it was obviously what the academy was looking for that specific year. Now I am sure that had "O Quatrilho" competed against a similar film, they would have won. However, just the fact that the film was nominated shows how good it is. I loved it for so many reasons, but here are 2 of them: 1) it portrays the struggles and ups and downs of the Italian families that went to Brazil in the beginning of the 20th century to find a better life, which gives you another glance of our history; 2) It has romance, drama, love, betrayal, resilience, etc., which caters not only for romantic women (like me), but also for men. Watch it, if you haven't yet. Where can I get the DVD?


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