Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »
Tite de Lemos,
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place, aggravated by the sudden attraction this priest feels for a ... See full summary »
Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »
The title "O Homem que Virou Suco" is due to the continuous crushing, squeezing people that the big city does, leading to the disappearance of what defines the human: their ability to think, to become a single individual and to express themselves. In other words, men are objectified and homogenized. Deraldo is one of the millions of northeastern migrants, but he is contradictory and turbulent. He leads to the question of what is identity and what is to be a citizen. He also represents the search for better living conditions, based on the premise that individuals living under the same laws should have the same rights. Deraldo doesn't want to be turned into juice, so he struggles against oppression suffered from the choice of work (artistic professions were not considered worthy by those suffering the same intolerance he) and even violence in the city that does not distinguish his singularity and marginalizes him. Moreover, he always carries the feeling to defend the culture of his homeland and that it is more important than the imposed working conditions.
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