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Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003)

Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (original title)
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »


Guel Arraes


Guel Arraes (screenplay), Jorge Furtado (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
André Mattos ... Tenente Guedes
Aramis Trindade Aramis Trindade ... Jurado
Bruno Garcia Bruno Garcia ... Douglas
Carlos Casagrande Carlos Casagrande ... Mocinho (seriado)
Cláudio Perotto Cláudio Perotto ... Vilão (seriado)
Débora Falabella ... Lisbela
Heloísa Périssé Heloísa Périssé ... Prazeres
Paula Lavigne Paula Lavigne ... Samara / Monga, a Mulher Gorila (as Laura P.)
Lívia Falcão Lívia Falcão ... Francisquinha
Luisa Arraes Luisa Arraes ... Dama de honra (as Luiza Arraes)
Marco Nanini ... Frederico Evandro
Michelle Birkheuer Michelle Birkheuer ... Mocinha (seriado)
Selton Mello ... Leléu
Tadeu Mello Tadeu Mello ... Cabo Citonho
Virginia Cavendish Virginia Cavendish ... Inaura


Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers, such as the woman who gets transformed into a gorilla. He gets involved with Linaura, a sexy and beautiful woman who happens to be the wife of the most frightening hitman of the place. The hitman finds out his wife's affair and goes after Leléu, who has to leave in a hurry. In another town, he meets and falls instantly in love with Lisbela, who is engaged to Douglas, a hillbilly who tries hard to pass for a cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro dweller. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Comedy | Romance


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Crazy Credits

The closing credits run over an audience leaving a movie theater, tying in with Leléu and Lisbela's last dialogue. As expected, a couple stays until the end. See more »


References Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) See more »


Written by Caetano Veloso and José Almino
Performed by Trio Forrozão
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A Movie with a Happily Ever After Ending
5 December 2004 | by FafaSaysSee all my reviews

Leléu Antônio da Anunciação (Selton Mello) is a con man who travels through small Brazilian towns, scamming the people and sleeping with the townswomen.

When he makes the mistake of sleeping with the wife of a hit man's and is caught, Leléu barely gets away with his life. Quickly, he moves on to another town, Vitória de Santo Antão, where he meets and falls in love, for the first time, with Lisbela (Débora Falabella). The daughter of the Police Chief, Lisbela is a sweet girl who enjoys watching movies and usually relates life to the world of films.

Leléu has many problems to juggle: The hit-man, Frederic Evandro (Marco Nanini), also known as the Candlelighter, is hot on his trail to kill him; Frederic's wife, Inaura (Virginia Cavendish), claims to be in love with him and has followed him; and Lisbela is engaged to be married to someone else.

Some scenes are a little too much, too over the top, but overall Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (Lisbela and the Prisoner) is enjoyable.

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Release Date:

22 August 2003 (Brazil) See more »

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Lisbela See more »

Filming Locations:

Igarassu, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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