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A Dog's Will (2000)

O Auto da Compadecida (original title)
João Grilo and Chicó are two very poor and clever Brazilian Northeasterners who struggle for survival and trick people to get by. After meeting the wealthy Rosinha, both hope to finally ... See full summary »

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Guel Arraes
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Cast

Cast overview:
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele ... João Grilo
Selton Mello ... Chicó
Rogério Cardoso ... Padre João
Denise Fraga Denise Fraga ... Dora
Diogo Vilela Diogo Vilela ... Padeiro Eurico
Luís Melo Luís Melo ... Diabo
Virginia Cavendish Virginia Cavendish ... Rosinha
Bruno Garcia Bruno Garcia ... Vicentão
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ... Cangaceiro
Maurício Gonçalves Maurício Gonçalves ... Jesus Cristo
Aramis Trindade Aramis Trindade ... Cabo Setenta
Marco Nanini ... Capitão Severino de Aracaju
Paulo Goulart ... Major Antônio Moraes
Lima Duarte ... Bispo
Fernanda Montenegro ... A Compadecida
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João Grilo and Chicó are two very poor and clever Brazilian Northeasterners who struggle for survival and trick people to get by. After meeting the wealthy Rosinha, both hope to finally strive in life, but their plans are interrupted by the arrival of an outlaw.

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Comedy | Drama | Western

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Trivia

This is the third adaptation of Ariano Suassuna's "O Auto da Compadecida". See more »

Quotes

João Grilo: I do not know, i just know that was this way.
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Connections

Version of Our Lady of Compassion (1969) See more »

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The greatest Brazilian comedy ever!!! (for Brazilians)
24 February 2006 | by maidenmaniacSee all my reviews

"O Auto da Compadecida" figures as the best Brazilian comedy of all times, not only for the jokes itself but for the social and economical context that it shows!! Showing the northeast poor situation it shows an atmosphere that can only be understanded by Brazilians and third world countries citizens.

The movie tells the story of joão grilo and chicó two poor friends that uses their smart to survive. sometimes honestly and sometimes tricking the richer and stronger people. With a smart and simple humor it makes you laugh from the first to the last minute, don't having to appeal to nudity and deliberated violence!!

This one is one of the greatest comedies ever and should be watched by everyone who can understand it context!!


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

10 September 2000 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dog's Will See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabaceiras, Paraíba, Brazil

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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