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Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1991)

Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema (original title)
| Comedy, Drama
In Rio de Janeiro, after an altercation with his father and mother, a young man named Bebeto kills his family and goes to a movie theater, where he watches four weird vignettes. The first ... See full summary »

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(as Neville d'Almeida)

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(story from 1969 film "Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema"), (as Neville d'Almeida)
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Credited cast:
... Márcia
... Renata
Alexandre Frota ... Bebeto
... Bebeto's Mother / Márcia's mother / Mother in final episode
Guará Rodrigues ... Underwear thief
Mariana de Moraes ... Young girl in final episode
... Young wife
Júlio Braga ... Husband
Pedro Aguinaga ... Márcia's husband
Sandro Solviatti ... Bebeto's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jade Aimara
Angelita Guerreiro
Karla Ignez
Adriana Mattar
Gilda Nery
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In Rio de Janeiro, after an altercation with his father and mother, a young man named Bebeto kills his family and goes to a movie theater, where he watches four weird vignettes. The first one is about a wealthy woman, Márcia, bored with her marriage, who decides to spend a couple of days alone in her house in Petrópolis. When her best friend Renata unexpectedly arrives to stay with her, they get drunk and something tragic happens. The second one is about a loser who arrives home upset and drunk, and kills his family. The third one is about a tragic repressed lesbian relationship. The last one is about a man addicted to stealing women's underwear. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A brilliant exemplary of the Brazilian new cinema
26 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema is the most astounding Brazilian movie of the 90's. As a remade of the classic masterpiece of the Cinema Novo with the same name, the movie drive us to a storm of feelings and doubts. In this version Julio Bressane, the original director, rewrote the script to best fit the new conception of an inhuman crime. Alexandre Frota is the tormented guy who kills the family and goes to the movies as if it doesn't really matters. He was at the time the most promiser upcoming artist. Frota today is a porn star. The trajectory of the character should be compared with the one made by Rodya Raskolnikov in the literature classic 'Crime and Punishment' written by Dostoyevsky. The director's vanguard position influenced by Locke shows us the real dilemma of a killer, the ambiguity of the human being. We can discern some Nietzsche's positivism influence in the picture as in the famous crime scene. To give us the sense of reality, Neville, the director, shot his movie in an exotic distribution of colors, inserting the purple and white tendency in our times. In his movie's composition impeccable, Neville remembers us of great cinema classics such as The Discreet Charm of the Burgeoisie and many of István Szabó pictures, such as Mephisto. Counting with a undefectable supporting casting, Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema is the best representer of what's happening in the Brazilian cinema. I don't give it the highest grade because only God deserves a ten.


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