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Quase Dois Irmãos (2004)

The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Caco Ciocler ... Miguel (anos 70)
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Jorginho (anos 70)
Werner Schünemann ... Miguel (hoje / today)
Antônio Pompêo Antônio Pompêo ... Jorginho (hoje / today)
Maria Flor Maria Flor ... Juliana
Fernando Alves Pinto Fernando Alves Pinto ... Peninha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brunno Abrahão Brunno Abrahão ... Miguel as a child (1950s)
Cristina Aché Cristina Aché ... Miguel's wife (1970s)
Lúcia Alves ... Miguel's wife (2004)
Pablo Ricardo Belo Pablo Ricardo Belo ... Jorge as a child (1950s)
Mr. Catra Mr. Catra ... Rap singer
Shirley Cruz Shirley Cruz ... Prison officer
Gisela de Castro Gisela de Castro ... Mary-Mary
Renato de Souza Renato de Souza ... Deley
Fernando Eiras ... Miguel's father


The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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We all have two lives: the one we dream of and the one we live.




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1 April 2005 (Brazil) See more »

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Almost Brothers See more »


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BRL 3,000,000 (estimated)
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A country torn apart
2 April 2005 | by fercastroSee all my reviews

QUASE DOIS IRMÃOS (the title translates as something like ALMOST LIKE TWO BROTHERS) is a brutal examination of Brazilian society, divided between black and white people, between politicians and drug barons, men and women, mothers and sons, us and them. There are times when these worlds live together, but they are bound to collide, crash and burn. The movie follows the friendship between a black man from the slums (Jorge) and a communist (Miguel). In their childhood, they play games and listen to the samba; in their youth, they are arrested (Miguel for political reasons, Jorge for being a thief); later, Jorge has become a drug baron and Miguel is a politician who forgot his dreams of changing the world. The centerpiece of the movie is the time they spent together in jail. Miguel learns that the "people" for whom he fights is not the way he idealizes them, and Jorge learns how to take the "political view" into the crime life, thus generating the organized crime. The director Lucia Murat, no strange to political persecutions herself(she was arrested and tortured by the dictatorship in Brazil)conducts this epic story with intimate care and great storytelling. The cast is top-notch, with great Brazilian actors giving the performances of their lives (Caco Ciocler and Flavio Bauraqui are standouts). A masterpiece from Brazil who deserves to be discovered.

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