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A Dama da Zona (1979)

| Comedy | 1979 (Brazil)
Esmeralda, an independent prostitute with a strong personality, loves two things: the samba dance that she frequents and her freedom, which she defends furiously. Outside the working hours ... See full summary »

Director:

Ody Fraga

Writers:

Cláudio Cunha (story), Ody Fraga
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marlene Silva Marlene Silva ... Esmeralda
Marlene França ... Juliana
Hélio Porto Hélio Porto ... Dodô
David Neto David Neto ... Fernão Dias
Canarinho ... Calú
Lia Farrel Lia Farrel ... Encarnação
Petty Pesce Petty Pesce ... Doroty
Sebastião Polônio Sebastião Polônio ... Amadeu
Neide Ribeiro Neide Ribeiro ... Marita
Cavagnole Neto Cavagnole Neto ... Pinzone
Cláudio Cunha Cláudio Cunha ... Dono da gafieira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nere de Passy Nere de Passy ... Dna. Fátima
Nadia Destro Nadia Destro ... Margarida
Diná Mota Diná Mota ... Clotilde
Paulo Valvassori Paulo Valvassori ... Capanga
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Esmeralda, an independent prostitute with a strong personality, loves two things: the samba dance that she frequents and her freedom, which she defends furiously. Outside the working hours demands respect and tranquility of the many pigheads of the place, surrounded by characters marked by misery and hopelessness.This human panel changes completely when to transform the tenement into a lucrative brothel, everyone is in danger of being evicted.

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it's gafieira time!
1 January 2010 | by italottSee all my reviews

i saw one more time this movie, a comedy of one of the most prolific directors of Boca do Lixo, Ody Fraga, with a dirty photograph participation of Carlos Reichenbach, yes, it's a dirty picture, filmed on a "Cortiço", one big suburban place, a comedy without shame or guilty, a humoristic portrait of São Paulo's lumpen-proletariat, prostitutes, unemployeds, dealers, two cinema students with all the political discussion of cinema novo, that obviously failed on the reality of the habitat. I really like these kind of movie, the world must know about a cinema that is discriminated in his own country, the pornochanchada, and A Dama da Zona is one typical representant of this big veil of Brazilian cinema.


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Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

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1979 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lady of the Zone See more »

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