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What Is It Worth? (2005)

Quanto Vale Ou É Por Quilo? (original title)
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's short story "Pai Contra Mãe", having some of Nireu Cavalcanti's 18th Century chronicles as inspiration, the film tries to trace a parallel between life... See full summary »

Director:

Sergio Bianchi

Writers:

Sabina Anzuategui (screenplay), Eduardo Benaim (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Carbatti Ana Carbatti ... Arminda
Cláudia Mello Cláudia Mello ... Mônica Silveira
Herson Capri Herson Capri ... Marco Aurélio Silveira
Ana Lúcia Torre ... Maria Antônia do Rosário / Nôemia
Caco Ciocler ... Ricardo Pedrosa
Silvio Guindane ... Candinho
Lena Roque Lena Roque ... Lurdes
Lázaro Ramos ... Dido
Míriam Pires Míriam Pires ... Judite
Leona Cavalli ... Clara
Ariclê Perez Ariclê Perez ... Marta Figueiredo
Odelair Rodrigues Odelair Rodrigues ... Lucrécia
Joana Fomm ... Maria Amélia
Zezé Motta ... Joana Maria da Conceição
Marcelia Cartaxo ... Adélia
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Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's short story "Pai Contra Mãe", having some of Nireu Cavalcanti's 18th Century chronicles as inspiration, the film tries to trace a parallel between life in Brazil during the slavery period and life in modern Brazil. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

20 May 2005 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

What Is It Worth? See more »

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Budget:

BRL 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Glorious Mess
7 November 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Usually, there's a film in the Vancouver Film Festival that sets itself from the others for just being plain OUT THERE. This year's winner clearly goes to 'Quanto vale ou e por quilo?' for just having the guts to explore government corruption in the wild manner it sets itself to. Jumping from time period to time period, character to character, hell even film genre to film genre, the director, Marcelo Corpanni gets the job done in such an entertaining way. Heck, this even has a false ending, which is deeply hilarious. It's almost as if he was using genres of movie making as a metaphor to government corruption. What an interesting work!


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