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Luz del Fuego (1982)

While riding a motorboat along Guanabara Bay, Gaspar, an elderly senator, tells the nurse that between the 50's and 60's he became involved with an exotic dancer, Luz Del Fuego, who adopted... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucélia Santos ... Luz del Fuego
Walmor Chagas ... Gaspar / Senator
Joel Barcellos Joel Barcellos ... Canário
Ivan Cândido ... Teodoro Dias / Police chief
Helber Rangel Helber Rangel ... Indalécio / reporter
Marcos Soares Marcos Soares ... Agildo / gay
Jalusa Barcelos Jalusa Barcelos ... Maria Júlia / Animal defender
Laís Chamma Laís Chamma ... Canário's wife
Wilson Grey ... Heleno
Guilherme Karam Guilherme Karam ... Daisy / Travesti-transvestite (as Guilherme Karan)
Carlos Kroeber Carlos Kroeber ... Trancoso
Monique Lafond Monique Lafond ... Advogada
Ítala Nandi Ítala Nandi ... Gaspar's wife
Nildo Parente Nildo Parente ... Delgado / Priest
Paulão Paulão ... Sabará


While riding a motorboat along Guanabara Bay, Gaspar, an elderly senator, tells the nurse that between the 50's and 60's he became involved with an exotic dancer, Luz Del Fuego, who adopted this stage name when she saw the name on the lid of a man's lipstick. As an adult and in the magazine theater, she participates in a choir of stars and is arrested for the first time for a violent assault. In jail he befriends a reporter, Indalecio, and a gay, Agildo, who would be attached to her forever. Debut in the theater completely naked, wrapped in snakes. Success spawns a roundtable on TV, consisting of a priest, a star, a delegate, and the president of the Animal Protection League. At this time she was involved with Gaspar, married politician, who was campaigning for the Senate. Gaspar is honored by Luz, who gives him a kiss on the mouth publicly, but is nonetheless elected. At the height of fame Luz sells his beautiful mansion, which had been given to him by Gaspar, leaves the theater and ...

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19 April 1982 (Brazil) See more »

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A Woman Ahead of Time, Who Fought Against Prejudice of Conservative Society
26 June 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The old man and former senator João Gaspar (Walmor Chagas) tells his romance with Luz Del Fuego (Lucélia Santos) to his nurse, while traveling to the "Ilha do Sol" ("Island of the Sun") in a boat. In the end of the forties, he meets the show-girl Luz del Fuego, who becomes his lover. Ahead of time, she shocks the conservative Catholic Brazilian society with her costumes of being naked most of the time, and when she moves to the "Ilha do Sol", a property of her own, it became a nudism colony.

This movie was awarded in Gramado Festival, and Lucélia Santos has an amazing performance, being very natural naked most of the time and dancing with snakes. The story omits many parts of the biography of Luz del Fuego, highlighting her mostly as a low-level woman, and explores the beautiful body of Lucélia Santos. However, in accordance information of the site: http://aolliver.vilabol.uol.com.br/luzdelfuego.html (written in Portuguese), Luz del Fuego was born on 21 February 1917, with the name of Dora Vivacqua, in Cachoeiro do Itapemirim (ES). In 1944, she began her artistic career with the company of two snakes, "Cornélio e Castorina", working in "Circo Pavilhão Azul" ("Blue Flag Circus"), with the artistic name of "Luz Divina". In 1947, she changed her name to the foreign artistic name of "Luz del Fuego", following the advice of her friend, the clown "Cascudo", expecting to attract a greater public. Later, she was hired by the owners of the theater "Follies". Luz del Fuego was an ecologist and naturalist, in a period when these themes were not discussed by the Brazilian society. In 1950, she opened the first nudity colony of the Latin American in the Ilha do Sol ("Island of the Sun"), in São Gonçalo. She wrote two books: "Trágico Black Out" ("Tragic Black-Out", in 1947) and "Verdade Nua" ("Naked Truth", in 1950). Part of her profits with these books were donated to charity institution. The famous Ilha do Sol hosted many international vips, such as Errol Flynn, Ava Garden, Tyrone Powel, Brigite Bardot, Steve MacQueen, César Romeno, Laura Turner and Gleen Ford. On 19 July 1967, Luz del Fuego was murdered by Alfredo Teixeira Dias and Mozart. In 1982, the pictures of Lucélia Santos in this film was the front page and the centerfold of the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine. Further, it is worthwhile watching this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Luz Del Fuego"

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