6.1/10
503
3 user 3 critic

Chatô - The King of Brazil (2015)

Chatô: O Rei do Brasil (original title)
The film tells the facts of life of the mogul of communications, Assis Chateaubriand (Marco Ricca), one of those responsible for bringing TV to Brazil. The screenplay based on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Getúlio (2014)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination ... See full summary »

Director: João Jardim
Stars: Tony Ramos, Drica Moraes, Thiago Justino
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rio de Janeiro, 1983. in order to pay off his gambling debts and to please the love of his life, Peralta and his happy-go-lucky buddy Borracha decided to commit a striking heist. Curiously ... See full summary »

Director: Caito Ortiz
Stars: Paulo Tiefenthaler, Taís Araújo, Danilo Grangheia
VIPs (2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

Director: Toniko Melo
Stars: Wagner Moura, Gisele Fróes, Emiliano Ruschel
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.

Directors: Walter Carvalho, Sandra Werneck
Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marieta Severo, Reginaldo Faria
Casa Grande (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy.

Director: Fellipe Barbosa
Stars: Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Thales Cavalcanti
Divine Divas (2016)
Documentary | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Divine Divas are the icons of the first generation of Brazilian transvestite artists in the 1960's. One of the first stages to host men dressed as women was the Rival Theatre, ran by ... See full summary »

Director: Leandra Leal
Stars: Rogéria, Jane di Castro, Valéria
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Rezende
Stars: Vladimir Brichta, Leandra Leal, Tainá Müller
Mundo Cão I (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

São Paulo, 2007. Santana works as a dogcatcher, picking up stray animals. He is a friendly guy, averse to trouble, who has always kept violence away from the doorsteps of his home. One day,... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Babu Santana, Adriana Esteves
O Rastro (2017)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young physician coordinating the transfer of patients between state-run hospitals in the city of Rio de Janeiro struggles with a mystery: a patient goes missing one night and completely ... See full summary »

Directors: J.C. Feyer, J.C. Feyer
Stars: Rafael Cardoso, Leandra Leal, Cláudia Abreu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The illiterate population of the small town of Javé charge Antônio Biá with the mission of writing the story of the town, in an attempt to stop the construction of a hydropower dam that ... See full summary »

Director: Eliane Caffé
Stars: José Dumont, Nelson Xavier, Matheus Nachtergaele
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Brazil, 1993. President Collor is impeached. Monthly inflation reaches 40%. The nation is collapsing. In the economic hurricanes eye, Fernando Henrique Cardoso convenes a group of brilliant... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Bittencourt
Stars: Bia Arantes, Anamaria Barreto, Wladimir Candini
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Ricca ...
...
Paulo Betti ...
Getúlio Vargas
...
Maria Eudóxia
Leandra Leal ...
Lola
Gabriel Braga Nunes ...
Carlos Rosemberg
...
Consuelo
Zezé Polessa ...
Germana de Almeida
Marcos Oliveira ...
Teddy
Ricardo Blat ...
Manuel
Tião Ribas D'Avila
...
General
Luís Antônio Pilar
Nathália França
Lutz Dobbertin
Edit

Storyline

The film tells the facts of life of the mogul of communications, Assis Chateaubriand (Marco Ricca), one of those responsible for bringing TV to Brazil. The screenplay based on the homonymous work of Fernando Morais. "Chatô" brings a romanticized version of the life of Assis Chateaubriand, founder of the Associated Journals (Diarios Associados), the largest network of radio stations and newspapers in Latin America. The life of Chateaubriand is analyzed from a stroke, which makes dream about old times and facts. The film went into production in 1995 and was interrupted in 1999 by problems with the rendering of accounts with Director of the Brazilian government, on suspicion of misuse of government funds for the cinema and culture. The film was completed in 2015. It was to be one of the greatest films ever produced in Brazil, taking advantage of the phase of resumption of film productions in the country. Written by Donny Silva

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 2015 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Chatô - The King of Brazil  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's release went to a long process that started in 1994, with Guilherme Fontes acquiring the rights of Fernando Morais' book, then production started in 1995, later coming to a halt in 1999. During the long period, the director and his production company were ceaselessly investigated and prosecuted due to his improper use of funds, without delivering a filmed project and misuse of the budget provided by the Ministry for the Culture. Fontes was sentenced to 3 years in prison, later turned into the same amount of time doing community service - he appealed to that sentence. And in several occasions, the director and his company were condemned to return the money used in the film (back in 1995, the sum totaled R$8.000.000; by the time of the most recent trial in 2014, it was corrected to R$66.000.000 plus another R$5.000.000 concerning irregularities with the director's company). Once again, he appealed the decision. After many controversies, the movie was finally released in 2015. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The movie nobody believed that would exist is quite good!
5 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

If you want to know more about Brazilian history, this film is not a good choice, as it has no commitment to historical facts, although inspired in real characters and events such as Brazilian "citizen Kane" Assis Chateaubriand and former president Getúlio Vargas. Though, if you like innovative movies which play with the different possibilities to tell a story on the big screen, then "Chatô" is an awesome opportunity! It is a very interesting piece of funny magical realism with some traits of surrealism, reminding me top directors such as Terry Gilliam and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. While the former Monty Python member has a crazier approach and the French moviemaker's approach is sweeter, Guilherme Fontes shows a more aggressive and sensual one. Overacting is a conscious and successful choice of him, composing a fable of a major and polemic character. The story is not linear, as many events may happen only in his mind, inside his dreams or perhaps in an alternative reality. Some of the top Brazilian actors have been casted and it was important to keep the film's high quality in spite of its campiness. The movie could receive an even better grade if it were a bit shorter and kept the same pace throughout it, as it tires a little at some point. Besides its quality, the film also interests because of its troubled production. Brazilian actor Guilherme Fontes kept public funding 20 years before in order to direct his very first movie, but he got broken and people thought the film would never be finished and that he would be put in jail. He still faces court proceedings trying not to pay the money back. In the final credits, Fontes complains of having suffered censorship, what is obviously not the case. Anyway, the movie has finally been released and that is very good news for Brazilian cinema.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial