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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 more »

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Mary Ann Simpson
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Pedro Paulo
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Acácio
Débora Bloch ...
Tânia
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Nadine
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Sharon
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Vermont
Serjão Loroza ...
Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago ...
Peçanha
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Juan
Pedro Cardoso ...
Roberto
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Trevor
Kazuo Matsui ...
Wan-Kim-Lau
Cássia Linhares ...
Reporter
Kate Lyra ...
English School Receptionist
Mara Carvalho ...
Tailor Shop Receptionist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Barcellos ...
Nurse
Mariana Crochemore ...
Lawyer
Andreia Fetter ...
Juan's Wife III
Ana Jansen ...
Juan's Wife II
Renata Leão ...
English Student
Pedro Neme ...
Priest
Lúcia Paiva ...
Juan's Wife I
Sandra Prazeres ...
English Student
Regina Sampaio ...
Law Office Receptionist
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Voice (voice) (as Alba Albanese)
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U.S. Consulate official
Cristina Tozzi ...
Hospital Receptionist

Directed by

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Bruno Barreto

Written by

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Alexandre Machado ... ()
 
Sérgio Sant'Anna ... (story "A Senhorita Simpson")
 
Fernanda Young ... ()

Produced by

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Bruno Barreto ... executive producer
Lucy Barreto ... producer
Luiz Carlos Barreto ... producer
Marcelo Santiago ... associate producer
Jaime A. Schwartz ... associate producer (as Tuinho Schwartz)
Patricia Zerbinatto ... assistant producer

Music by

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Eumir Deodato

Cinematography by

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Pascal Rabaud

Film Editing by

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Ray Hubley

Editorial Department

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Vera Bizinover ... post-production assistant
Nick Dibeneditto ... negative cutter (as Nick di Benedetto)
Fred Heid ... color timer
Matt Mayer ... first assistant editor
Carrie Puchkoff ... assistant editor
David O. Rogers ... second assistant editor
Renato Schvartz ... first assistant editor: Rio
Charles Herzfeld ... film lab coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Marcela Altberg
Sheila Jaffe
Georgianne Walken

Production Design by

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Cassio Amarante

Art Direction by

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Cassio Amarante
Carla Caffé

Costume Design by

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Emilia Duncan

Makeup Department

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Chris Bastos ... makeup assistant (as Christiane Bastos)
Aloysio Lili Ferraz ... makeup artist
Therezinha Nunes ... makeup artist: extras

Production Management

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René Bittencourt ... production manager
JoAnn M. Laub ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vicente Amorim ... assistant director
Daniela Braga ... first assistant director
Rafael Salgado ... second assistant director
Jaime A. Schwartz ... second unit director

Art Department

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Shannon Robert Bowen ... art production assistant: New York
Mônica Costa ... set dresser
Cris Lobato ... assistant set dresser
Sé Luca ... assistant set dresser
Monica Rochlin ... set dresser
Wagner Tavares ... property master

Sound Department

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Marina Adam ... foley assistant
Felix Andrew ... sound mixer
Miriam Biderman ... adr supervisor: Rio
Stuart Deutsch ... boom operator
Rômulo Drummond ... assistant boom operator
Mick Gormaley ... assistant sound editor
Dan Korintus ... sound editor
Brian Langman ... sound editor
Tony Martinez ... sound editor
Eliza Paley ... supervising sound editor
Donna Powell ... foley supervisor
Ian Rankin ... foley recordist
Reilly Steele ... sound re-recording engineer
Jeffrey Stern ... supervising sound editor
Luke Thorpe ... apprentice sound editor
Daniel Uriartt ... adr recordist: Rio
Mark A. Van Der Willigen ... production sound mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Matt McDonald ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Roberto Faissal Jr. ... underwater camera operator
Anne Pinheiro Guimarães ... video assist operator
Júlio Guimarães ... key grip
Gustavo Hadba ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Jubel Magalhães ... gaffer (as Jubel Magalháes)
Jubel Magrão ... electrician
Marcinho ... electrician
Rodrigo Monte ... second assistant camera
Philippe Piron ... first assistant camera
Fabián Silbert ... first assistant camera
Pierre Vianna ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Julia Kim ... casting assistant: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marta Carvalho ... costume supervisor
Ilma da Costa Santos ... wardrobe supervisor
Reka Koves ... costume assistant
Patricia Monteiro ... costume assistant
Ana Rosa ... wardrobe supervisor
Ana Rosa ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Johnny Catrolli ... location manager

Music Department

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Nicholas Meyers ... music editor (as Nick Meyers) / music supervisor (as Nick Meyers)
Alan Palanker ... music contractor

Other crew

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Karen Balbi ... assistant: Amy Ivring
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Johnny Catrolli ... set manager
Marcelo Eloy ... production assistant
Barbara Harrington ... dialogue coach
Fernanda Luz ... script supervisor
Cristina Mattos ... assistant: Bruno Barreto
Stephanie Wolf ... post-production accountant

Thanks

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Antonio Carlos Jobim ... dedicatee
Sergio Mendes ... special thanks
François Truffaut ... dedicatee

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Miss Simpson (Brazil)
  • Bossa Nova et vice versa (France)
  • Боссанова (Russia)
  • Боса Нова (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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