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The Dare (1966)

O Desafio (original title)
Passively facing the repression imposed by military dictatorship in Brazil in the 60s, a journalist gets into a personal crisis, aggravated by his love affair with an industrialist's wife, ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Isabella Isabella ... Ada
Oduvaldo Vianna Filho Oduvaldo Vianna Filho ... Marcelo
Sérgio Britto ... Mário
Luiz Linhares Luiz Linhares ... Nestor
Joel Barcellos Joel Barcellos ... Carlos
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Journalist
Gianina Singulani Gianina Singulani ... Virgínia
Marilu Fiorani Marilu Fiorani
Couto Filho Couto Filho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Bethânia Maria Bethânia ... Herself
João do Vale João do Vale ... Himself
Renata Graça Renata Graça
Zé Keti Zé Keti
Nara Leão Nara Leão ... Herself
Elis Regina Elis Regina ... Herself


Passively facing the repression imposed by military dictatorship in Brazil in the 60s, a journalist gets into a personal crisis, aggravated by his love affair with an industrialist's wife, who doesn't want to leave her home because of her son. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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5 May 1966 (France) See more »

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Kihívás See more »

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A Bold and Courageous Film of Paulo Cesar Saraceni
23 August 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A couple of months after the military coup d'état of 1964 in Brazil, the housewife Ada (Isabella) is married with the industrialist Dr. Mário that owns a factory with 2,500 workers. Ada has a love affair with the idealistic leftist journalist Marcelo (Oduvaldo Vianna Filho) that is depressed and feeling powerless with the military dictatorship in Brazil. Marcelo had the intention of writing a book and works in a magazine, but he is in an identity crisis with the new system. He also disapproves the bourgeois way of life of his lover and ends their relationship.

"O Desafio" is a bold and courageous film of the Brazilian director Paulo Cesar Saraceni. In 1964, there was a military coup d'état in Brazil followed by a military dictatorship. Despite the repression, Saraceni made "O Desafio" in a few days using hand camera only and the environment could be not more realistic, reflecting the present moment of Brazilian history. Another attraction is Maria Bethânia singing "Carcará". My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Desafio" ("The Dare")

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