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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 »

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Guel Arraes

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Guel Arraes (screenplay), Jorge Furtado (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

22 August 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Lisbela See more »

Filming Locations:

Igarassu, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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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 »

Connections

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

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Você Não me Ensinou a te Esquecer
Written by Fernando Mendes
Performed by Caetano Veloso
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Not that bad
6 November 2004 | by cerbeloSee all my reviews

Before anything, I must say that in despite of the fact that I'm Brazilian, I usually don't like Brazilian movies. They are poor and weak. But this one surprise me.

Technically the movie it's a crap. In both, the script and the scenes in self.

But the plot is involving and fun. The performance of actors was very very good and the timing was perfect. One thing that this movie is not is boring. It was fun and really was able of catch my attention all over it.

Still, one thing bother me huge time on the plot: For God's sake, the state of Espirito Santo it's NOT on Northeast! Wake up dudes! The movie was pretty nice, but watch out for the littles holes on the plot. In this case, a HUGE mistake.

I give 5 from 10 to this movie.


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