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Blablablá (1968)

The tensions experienced by three different people during the military dictatorship in Brazil: a politician, a revolutionary and a common citizen.

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Andrea Tonacci

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Andrea Tonacci
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Cast

Credited cast:
Francisco Arruda Francisco Arruda ... (as Kiko)
Bagu Bagu
Nelson Camargo Nelson Camargo
Neville de Almeida Neville de Almeida ... (as Neville Duarte D'Almeida)
Márcio de Pinho Márcio de Pinho
Téo Feltrini Neto Téo Feltrini Neto
Marcelo França Marcelo França
Paulo Gracindo
Breno Kuperman Breno Kuperman
Milon Lanna Milon Lanna
Fábio Magalhães Fábio Magalhães
Eduardo Mamede Eduardo Mamede
Vicente Mutarelli Vicente Mutarelli
Cláudio Sganzerla Cláudio Sganzerla
Nelson Xavier
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When there's a crisis in power, the man who holds this power is also personally disturbed. His defeat is thorough and complete. A dictator, in a moment of serious national crisis, confronted in the streets and countryside by revolt and guerilla, makes a long speech on TV, looking for an illusionary peace. But reality is stronger than his fiction, and control gets out of hand. For him, there's only one way out: a pathetic confession and going off the air. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1968 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Blá, blá, blá See more »

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During the 70's, the film was banned in Brazil by the military government's censorship, and even its exportation was prohibited. See more »

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Very good.
23 January 2014 | by souvikmeetszeusSee all my reviews

Political sarcasm at it very best, this short film focuses on the doubts and tensions faced by the Brazilians under the military dictatorship. The director captures three or four characters; a politician defending his government, a soldier expressing apparent disillusionment, a girl living through the civil unrest and a revolutionary trying to find his answers. I say 'three or four' because the soldier has very little screen time, and all he does is say 'Bla bla bla' even as the politician continues his campaign, lending an element of dark humor to the short. A film true to its times, true to its citizens, extremely political in nature and even if it doesn't give a solution, it raises sensible questions and leaves the viewers to their thoughts. Probably didn't reach the mass but the expression rings true even now.


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