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Bossa Nova (2000)

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Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Barreto

Writers:

Alexandre Machado, Sérgio Sant'Anna (story "A Senhorita Simpson") | 1 more credit »
17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Irving ... Mary Ann
Antônio Fagundes ... Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges ... Acácio
Débora Bloch Débora Bloch ... Tânia
Drica Moraes ... Nadine
Giovanna Antonelli ... Sharon
Rogério Cardoso ... Vermont
Serjão Loroza Serjão Loroza ... Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago Flávio São Thiago ... Peçanha
Alberto de Mendoza ... Juan
Pedro Cardoso Pedro Cardoso ... Roberto
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Trevor
Kazuo Matsui Kazuo Matsui ... Wan-Kim-Lau
Cássia Linhares Cássia Linhares ... Reporter
Kate Lyra Kate Lyra ... English School Receptionist
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Storyline

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own father's... Mary Ann is an English language teacher living in Rio. Her friend Nadine has been having an Internet romance with Gary, a SoHo artist. Nadine decides to visit Gary in New York; she books her flight through Tania... Soccer star Acacio is going to play for a team in England. He has been taking private lessons with Mary Ann. Is he reading too much into the word "private"? Pedro Paulo catches a glimpse of Mary Ann and decides he should study English again... Acacio needs some legal help with his new contract. He goes to Pedro Paulo's office, but the only one in is Sharon... Written by David Carless

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Taglines:

The difference between "amor" and "love".

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Written by Gene Lees & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Stan Getz
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Sweet and funny: just like Brazilian people!
5 April 2000 | by Gia-3See all my reviews

For the first time, people around the world will be able to see Brazil from a different point of view on the movies: no misery, no poverty, no masked thieves... And for the first time the movies are showing some of the Brazilian bright side. There is also some kind of magic the director got on the screen which made possible for us to notice the kind of relationship established between the American and the Brazilian people and culture. Besides, it is full of sense of humor and wonderful actors. It is really worth it... And I really left the movies very proud!


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Country:

Brazil | USA

Language:

Portuguese | English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bossa Nova et vice versa See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,823,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,069,261
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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