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Two Sons of Francisco (2005)

2 Filhos de Francisco: A História de Zezé di Camargo & Luciano (original title)
The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

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Breno Silveira
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ângelo Antônio Ângelo Antônio ... Francisco José de Camargo
Dira Paes ... Helena Siqueira de Camargo
Márcio Kieling Márcio Kieling ... Mirosmar / Zezé Di Camargo
Thiago Mendonça Thiago Mendonça ... Welson / Luciano Camargo
Paloma Duarte ... Zilu
Dablio Moreira Dablio Moreira ... Young Mirosmar / Zezé Di Camargo
Marcos Henrique Marcos Henrique ... Emival
Natália Lage Natália Lage ... Cleide
Wigor Lima Wigor Lima ... Young Welson / Luciano Camargo
Zezé di Camargo Zezé di Camargo ... Himself
Luciano Camargo Luciano Camargo ... Himself (as Luciano)
Jackson Antunes Jackson Antunes ... Zé do Fole
José Dumont José Dumont ... Miranda
Lima Duarte ... Benedito
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emanoel Camargo Emanoel Camargo ... Himself
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Storyline

The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Sons of Francisco See more »

Filming Locations:

Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL5,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,522,680
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Largest audience for a Brazilian movie in Brazil since Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976). See more »

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When Welson is arriving in São Paulo (in the 1980s), a Mercedes Sprinter van (released in the late 1990s) is visible through a rear-view mirror. See more »

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Spoofed in Copa de Elite (2014) See more »

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Performed by Wanessa Camargo and Nando Reis
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Forget the Prejudice and Watch a Beautiful and Touching Story
3 January 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

I was very reluctant to see "2 Filhos de Francisco", since I hate the popular Brazilian "redneck-duo" singers "Zezé di Camargo e Luciano" and their country songs. However, my son and some friends of mine told me that it would be worthwhile to watch this movie, which was included in the selection for the nomination from Brazil to the 2006 Oscar.

Yesterday I decided to forget my prejudice and I really watched a beautiful and touching story, with an awful music score for my taste, but great performances. The tough life of Zeze di Camargo and his family, and the dream of his father Francisco are wonderfully pictured in this film, and it is a true good example that we should never forget our dreams, no matter how distant or impossible they might seem to be. The expressive performance of the boy Dablio Moreira was very impressive, and Ângelo Antônio's role and performances are very powerful. I regret only the scene with the excessive merchandize of the major sponsor of this film. I really recommend this movie for those like me that are not fans of "Zezé di Camargo e Luciano", because the fans certainly will be in the nirvana with such great movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "2 Filhos de Francisco" ("2 Sons of Francisco")


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