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Zuzu Angel (2006)

Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears ... See full summary »

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Sergio Rezende
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Pillar ... Zuzu Angel
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Stuart Angel
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ... Sônia
Alexandre Borges ... Fraga
Luana Piovani Luana Piovani ... Elke Maravilha
Aramis Trindade Aramis Trindade ... Tenente
Ângela Vieira Ângela Vieira ... Lúcia
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Mota
Regiane Alves Regiane Alves ... Hildegard Angel
Fernanda de Freitas ... Ana Angel
Othon Bastos Othon Bastos ... Brigadeiro
Caio Junqueira Caio Junqueira ... Alberto
Nelson Dantas Nelson Dantas ... Antônio Lamarca
Paulo Betti Paulo Betti ... Carlos Lamarca
Elke Maravilha Elke Maravilha ... Lieselotte
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Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears during the darkest era of Brazilian military regime and media censorship. Written by Polly_Kat

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

4 August 2006 (Brazil) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,252,180 (Brazil), 4 August 2006, Limited Release
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Nelson Dantas. See more »

Quotes

Zuzu Angel: [from trailer] Contempt is to forbid the sacred right of a mother to bury her son!
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Soundtracks

Dê um Rolê
Written by Moraes Moreira & Galvão
Performed by Roberta Sá & Pedro Luis
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better than expected
14 August 2006 | by João Dal MollinSee all my reviews

Zuzu Angel is surprisingly a good movie. I didn't expect much from it cause it was made almost totally by a TV team (someone already noticed that it sometimes seems like an afternoon soap opera). Yes, the soundtrack is really obvious, and just everything is explained, which kind of irritates anyone used to watching good creative movies. I believe this simplified way the plot deals with the flashbacks and the political situation in Brazil, for example, is a way of trying to get in touch with a wider public. Many people may dislike it (my case) but we can understand it (my case again). However, both the great performance of all the actors - specially Patricia Pillar, who looks better and better every day - and the intensity of the story make sure it's worth to go to the movies and watch Zuzu Angel.


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