In 1963, in the fictitious city of Antares in South of Brazil, the workers decide to strike, fighting for better salaries and working conditions. Meanwhile, seven locals die: the ... See full summary »
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Paulo Betti Paulo Betti ...  Cícero Branco 10 episodes, 1994
Alexandre Borges ...  Padre Pedro Paulo 10 episodes, 1994
Nicette Bruno Nicette Bruno ...  Lanja Vacariano 10 episodes, 1994
Cláudio Corrêa e Castro ...  Vivaldino Brazão 10 episodes, 1994
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella ...  Quintiliano do Vale 10 episodes, 1994
Regina Duarte ...  Shirley Terezinha 10 episodes, 1994
Betty Faria ...  Rosinha 10 episodes, 1994
Eliane Giardini ...  Eleutéria 10 episodes, 1994
Elias Gleizer ...  Barcelona 10 episodes, 1994
Paulo Goulart Filho Paulo Goulart Filho ...  Xisto Vacariano 10 episodes, 1994
Gianfrancesco Guarnieri Gianfrancesco Guarnieri ...  Pudim de Cachaça 10 episodes, 1994
Oswaldo Loureiro Oswaldo Loureiro ...  Inocêncio Pigarço 10 episodes, 1994
Mauro Mendonça ...  Geminiano Ramos 10 episodes, 1994
Flávio Migliaccio Flávio Migliaccio ...  Padre Gerônico 10 episodes, 1994
Valéria Monteiro Valéria Monteiro ...  Valentina 10 episodes, 1994
Fernanda Montenegro ...  Quitéria Campolargo 10 episodes, 1994
Rui Resende Rui Resende ...  Menandro Olinda 10 episodes, 1994
Eva Todor ...  Venusta 10 episodes, 1994
Diogo Vilela Diogo Vilela ...  João da Paz 10 episodes, 1994
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In 1963, in the fictitious city of Antares in South of Brazil, the workers decide to strike, fighting for better salaries and working conditions. Meanwhile, seven locals die: the conservative and Catholic matriarch and very powerful lady, Quitéria Campolargo; the corrupt lawyer Cícero Branco; the Spanish anarchist shoemaker Barcelona; the drunkard Pudim de Cachaça; the prostitute Erotildes; the student João da Paz; and the pianist Menandro Olinda. Once their bodies remain unburied due to the general strike, they decide to claim to the local authorities the right of being buried. The Major Vivaldino Brazão, the judge Quintiliano do Vale, the "Colonel" Tibério Vacariano and the local sheriff are not able to force the workers to return to their normal activities, so the dead citizens disclose dark secrets about corruption of the leaders and the dwellers. Once they are corpses, they are not subject to the laws of the living and they can freely speak about the sordid hidden secrets. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ironic and Sharp Critic to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship
9 August 2005 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1963, in the fictitious city of Antares in South of Brazil, the workers decide to strike, fighting for better salaries and working conditions. Meanwhile, seven locals die: the conservative and Catholic matriarch and very powerful lady, Quitéria Campolargo (Fernanda Montenegro); the corrupt lawyer Cícero Branco (Paulo Betti); the Spanish anarchist shoemaker Barcelona (Elias Gleizer); the drunkard Pudim de Cachaça (Gianfrancesco Guarnieri); the prostitute Erotildes (Marília Pêra); the student João da Paz (Diogo Vilela); and the pianist Menandro Olinda (Ruy Resende). Once their bodies remain unburied due to the general strike, they decide to claim to the local authorities the right of being buried. The Major Vivaldino Brazão (Cláudio Corrêa e Castro), the judge Quintiliano do Vale (Carlos Eduardo Dolabella), the "Colonel" Tibério Vacariano (Paulo Goulart) and the local sheriff are not able to force the workers to return to their normal activities, so the dead citizens disclose dark secrets about corruption of the leaders and the dwellers. Once they are corpses, they are not subject to the laws of the living and they can freely speak about the sordid hidden secrets.

In 1971, the Brazilian writer Érico Veríssimo released this novel, when Brazil lived a tough military dictatorship, which initiated in 1964, and three years after the suspension of the civil rights through the Unconstitutional Act 5 (AI-5). Coincidently, the incident in Antares happens on Friday, December 13th, the same day of the AI-5. The cast of this mini gathers some of the best Brazilian actors and actresses, highlighting the name of Fernanda Montenegro. The well developed screenplay mixes comedy and drama in right doses so that the viewer does not feel the 216 minutes running time. The recent released DVD is a worthwhile investment and entertainment. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Incidente em Antares" ("Incident in Antares")


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