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Cronicamente Inviável (2000)

Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

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Credited cast:
Umberto Magnani ... Alfredo
Cecil Thiré ... Luís
... Amanda
Betty Gofman ... Maria Alice
Daniel Dantas ... Carlos
Dan Stulbach ... Adam (as Dan Filip Stulbach)
Zezeh Barbosa ... Josilene
Leonardo Vieira ... Ceará
Cosme dos Santos ... Valdir
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
João Acaiabe ... Union leader
Patrick Alencar ... Gabriel
Alejandro Bedoti ... Man with case in Rondônia
Simone Boers ... Adoption clinic nurse
Roberto Bomtempo ... Osvaldo, Josilene's boyfriend
Gero Camilo ... Bus driver
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Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

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Chronically Unfeasible  »

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A crude portrait of a country
2 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

It's been only eight days since I finally had the chance to go to the cinema and watch this movie, about which I'd already read A LOT.

'Cronicamente Inviável' ('Chronically Unfeasible' in English) is a harsh punch on the face of Brazilian middle-class. The way reality is displayed in the film suggests that the role of cynicism in our society is more important that one would think.

The great achievement of 'Chronically...' is showing to the world the amount of corruption, violence, racism and hatred every Brazilian citizen carries within WITHOUT trying to formulate a 'feasible' way to reconstruct the country.

The film is not suitable for everyone, but if you've been through pictures like, for instance, the 'Dogma 95' series, you'll find no problem. Foreign audiences would never be able to grasp the real meaning of it, though, without the aid of some basic notions of Brazilian geography and sociology. The way Sérgio Bianchi (the director) relates cities from the Northeast (Salvador), Southeast (Rio and São Paulo, where the story takes place) and South (Curitiba), is vital for a thorough comprehension of the plot. In the same way, the knowledge of Brazilian history proves to be useful when the picture deals with the Indian and Negro issues.

The ending of the film, open and symbolic, stuffs the viewer's brain with intriguing questions worth being thought about.


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