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Batismo de Sangue (2006)

During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60s, the Dominican friars Tito, Betto, Fernando and Ivo help leftist organizations. However, they are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caio Blat ... Frei Tito
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Frei Betto
Léo Quintão Léo Quintão ... Frei Fernando
Odilon Esteves Odilon Esteves ... Frei Ivo
Ângelo Antônio Ângelo Antônio ... Frei Oswaldo
Cássio Gabus Mendes ... Fleury
Marku Ribas Marku Ribas ... Carlos Marighella
Murilo Grossi Murilo Grossi ... Raul Careca
Renato Parara Renato Parara ... Pudim
Marcelia Cartaxo ... Nildes (as Marcélia Cartaxo)
Jorge Emil Jorge Emil ... Frei Diogo
Marco Amaral Marco Amaral ... Capitão Torturador
Alexandre Cioletti Alexandre Cioletti ... João Antônio
Cynthia Falabella Cynthia Falabella ... Jana
Kassia Lumi Abe Kassia Lumi Abe ... Taeko
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During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60s, the Dominican friars Tito, Betto, Fernando and Ivo help leftist organizations. However, they are arrested and tortured by the despicable Chief of DOPS Fleury, who is trying to arrest the leader Carlos Marighella. Tito and Fernando do not resist the violent torture and betray Marighella, who is ambushed and executed by Fleury. In 1973, in France, the exiled friar Tito is unable to overcome his trauma and depression and commits suicide in the Convent of La Tourette. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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17 November 2006 (Brazil) See more »

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$141,418
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During one of the interrogation sessions, the chief of police Sergio Paranhos Fleury - played by Cássio Gabus Mendes - talks about his dream of having a boat and live in Ilhabela. In 1979, 10 years after the facts depicted in that particular scene, Fleury would die in an unexplained drowning in Ilhabela after falling from his boat. See more »

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When the news breaks out about Marighella's death and Frei Betto is on the bar, he's first seeing next to a long glass of water. But when the shot cuts to present a character who moves towards him, you can see a minor glass with coffee or Coca-Cola when he's paying the bill. See more »

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Shadows of a Dark Period
9 May 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60's, the Dominican friars Tito (Caio Blat), Betto (Daniel de Oliveira), Fernando (Léo Quintão) and Ivo (Odilon Esteves) help leftist organizations, but they are arrested and tortured by the despicable Chief of DOPS Fleury (Cássio Gabus Mendes), who is trying to arrest the leader Carlos Marighella (Marku Ribas). Tito and Fernando do not resist the violent torture they are submitted and betray Marighella, who is ambushed and executed by Fleury. In 1973, in France, the exiled friar Tito is unable to overcome his trauma and depression and commits suicide in the Convent of La Tourette.

"Batismo de Sangue" discloses the true story about the participation and engagement of Dominican friars in the fight against the Brazilian military dictatorship, based on the best-seller written by friar Betto, and collaboration of friars Betto, Fernando and Ivo. Therefore, the historic facts are undoubtedly accurate, but unfortunately the screenplay is awful. There is no development of characters and situations, which are glimpsed on the screen through ellipsis and without connection or entwinement with the previous scenes. The friars and the leftists are pure and naive, while the torturers and policemen are clichés and caricatures. On the other hand, the long gruesome tortures sequences are very explicit and graphic and give the sensation of exploitation to the plot. In the end, in spite of full of good intentions, this movie fails. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Batismo de Sangue" ("Blood Baptism")


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