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A Máquina (2005)

Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Autran ... Antônio no Futuro
Gustavo Falcão ... Antônio
... Karina
... Doido Cético
... José Onório
... Homem da Televisão
... Dona Nazaré
Val Perré ... Valdene (Adulto)
Prazeres Barbosa ... Prazeres
Osvaldo Mil ... Seu Neco
Cristiane Ferreira ... Maria da Graça
Fernanda Beling ... Jéssica
Aramis Trindade ... Doido da Mochila
Edmilson Barros ... Doido Discípulo
Karina Falcão ... Jennifer Jackson da ZWZ3
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Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater village has 2 population groups: those who are leaving, and those who are thinking about leaving. Antonio leaves in what appears to be a suicide crusade - openly promising on TV that he will give his Karina all she could wish for, or he'll face a deadly machine he has invented. To challenge fate, he also declares that he'll travel into the future. The day he has to make good on his promises, all "Nordestina" is there, expecting Antonio to realize his promises. Written by Gonz30

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Acalanto Para Helena
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by Cristiane Ferreira
Editor: Grupo Editorial Arlequim
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Good surprise
29 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie, but I wasn't too sure what to expect of it. I was very glad to find that it's about the best Brazilian movie I've ever seen. The story is rather odd and simple, and above all, extremely original. We have Antonio, who is a young man living in Nordestina, a town in the middle of nowhere in the north east of Brazil, and who is deeply in love with Karina. The main conflict between the two is that, while Antonio loves his little town and has no wish to leave it, Karina wants to see the world and resents the place. As a prove of his love for her, he decides to go out himself and bring the world to her. He'll put Nordestina in the map, as he says. And the way he does it is unbelievable. This is a good movie; might be a bit stagy for some people due to its different editing job, but I think that it's also that that improves the story. It's just fun, and it makes you feel good.


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