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Midnight (1998)

O Primeiro Dia (original title)
On December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.

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João Emanuel Carneiro (as Emanuel Carneiro), José Carvalho (as José de Carvalho) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fernanda Torres ... Maria
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos ... João
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele ... Francisco
Nelson Sargento Nelson Sargento ... Vovô
Tonico Pereira Tonico Pereira ... Carcereiro
Aulio Ribeiro Aulio Ribeiro ... José
Luciana Bezerra Luciana Bezerra ... Rosa
Antonio Gomes Antonio Gomes ... Antonio
Nelson Dantas Nelson Dantas ... Farmacêutico
Carlos Vereza ... Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Dumont José Dumont
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At midnight of December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the fireworks fall over Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach and the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone. An obscure but brilliant view that integrates the series "2000 Seem By", created by the French cultural broadcast television Art and the producer Haut et Court, in order to collect different views, from 10 distinct countries, concerning the end of the millennium. Written by Fabio Ornelas <fabiornelas@zipmail.com.br>

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If there is one day to decide something in life, this day is today.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

29 October 1999 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The last day of 1999. Someone must live. Someone must die.
13 August 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Midnight" is a powerful Brazilian drak drama with a minimal script and a gritty shoot in the slums of Rio which tells a man and a woman on a collision course with destiny. The film does not explain itself and leaves the audience to voyeuristically witness the the plight of the characters while not bothering with the "why" of it all. Artfully done, technically sound, "Midnight" is an intense 70 minute watch which will be most appreciated by foreign film fans.


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