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The Man Who Copied (2003)

O Homem Que Copiava (original title)
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A Brazilian photocopier operator falls in love with a girl who lives in an opposite house and spends his evenings looking at her through his binoculars.


Jorge Furtado


Jorge Furtado (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lázaro Ramos ... André
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ... Sílvia
Luana Piovani ... Marinês
Pedro Cardoso Pedro Cardoso ... Cardoso
Carlos Cunha Carlos Cunha ... Antunes (as Carlos Cunha Filho)
Júlio Andrade ... Feitosa
Gregory Garcia ... Guigo Bolhinha
Renata de Lélis Renata de Lélis ... Caixa do supermercado #1
Sheron Menezzes Sheron Menezzes ... Guria esperta (as Sheron Menezes)
Sérgio Lulkin Sérgio Lulkin ... Gerente do supermercado #1
Heitor Schmidt Heitor Schmidt ... Seu Gomide Bolha
Janaína Kremer Motta Janaína Kremer Motta ... Dona Maria Bolha (as Janaina Kremer Mota)
Marcelo Aquino Marcelo Aquino ... Namorado alemão
Giovana Fázio Giovana Fázio ... Guria do soneto
Roger Oliveira Roger Oliveira ... André criança


André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes she works in a clothing shop. He works in a xerox place and makes a copy of a brand new 50 real bill in order to buy a dress from her store. This becomes a vice and he begins to photocopy more and more money, until it gets out of control. However, things begin to go wrong when he decides that photocopying is not the only way to make money... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Pedro Furtado, actor and son of the director Jorge Furtado, is on the bus that André and Cardoso hop in after the robbery. See more »


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John Fogerty
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Great expectations and great results!
10 January 2004 | by leonardozeligbrazilSee all my reviews

A clever plot with an inspiring cast,thats how I define O homem que copiava(The man who copied).We follow the journey of Andre,a fotocopy operator that works in a small city.Without challenges in his life or money,he decides to turn a voyeur.He buys a binocle and starts spying the girl that lives in front of his apartment.Later he becomes her friend and gets obsessed about her life.

But if he wants to win her heart he must win a lot of money,so he decides to copy cash in his fotocopy machine,then...It happens lots of things,and I'm sure everybody will be delighted with the funny and crazy things that Andre does to win money!

Andre is played by Lazaro Ramos,one of the best actors of the new brazilian generation, he plays with such frankness and innocence Andre that fits perfectly to the great actor!Add to the story ,the beauty and talent of the most enjoyable,funny,sexy and above all things breath taking Luana Piovani playing the girl who works at the same stationer's shop that Andre.There is Pedro Cardoso very comfortable in his role and Leandra Leal playing Sylvia,the passion of Andre.

The movie has almost the same interaction of Nueve Reinas,the argentinian movie with Ricardo Darin!If you Liked Nueve Reinas you'll certainly like O homem que copiava.It hasn't arrived at the United States yet ,but when arrive run to the cinema ,cos' you won't be disappointed!!

8 out of 10

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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,244, 24 April 2005

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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