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Antonia (2006)

Antônia (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Musical | 21 September 2007 (USA)
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Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the underprivileged outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road ... See full summary »

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Tata Amaral
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8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Negra Li Negra Li ... Preta
Cindy Mendes ... Lena (as Cindy)
Leilah Moreno ... Barbarah
Quelynah Quelynah ... Mayah
Kamau Kamau ... Dante (as Marcus Vinicius Kamau)
Negro Rico Negro Rico ... DJ Anjo (as DJ Negro Rico)
Hadji Hadji ... DJ Cocão (as DJ Hadji)
Thaíde ... Marcelo Diamante
Adielson Bonam Adielson Bonam ... Apresentador Show
Fernando Macário Fernando Macário ... Hermano
Chico Andrade Chico Andrade ... Duda (as Chico Santo)
Maionezi Maionezi ... JP
Ezequiel da Silva Ezequiel da Silva ... Robinho
Nathalye Cris Nathalye Cris ... Emília
Black Gero Black Gero ... Grupo Black Gero
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Storyline

Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the underprivileged outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they succumb to their grim realities. Until they discover that out of struggle come strength, and out of strength, the courage to continue on. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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All It Takes Is Everything You Have.

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Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic material, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Connections

Followed by Antônia (2006) See more »

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Riscando o Ragga
Written by Fil Pinheiro
Performed by Thaíde, Black Gero, Kamau, Max B.O., Quelynah and Cindy Mendes (as Cindy)
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Grit meets Hollywood
4 September 2010 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

A sweet, interesting mix of gritty, hand-held street style film-making, with a much more Hollywood story - a melodrama about girl singing group trying to make it, and get out of the ghetto

Ultimately a little thin on the character and emotional level for me, although I'll take it over a Hollywood bio-pic any day. But cliché's are cliché's, even if they're handled with more energy and panache than usual. You can see a lot of twists and conflicts coming a mile off.

Also, some of the acting is pretty stiff – it feels like weak improvisation. Per several articles on the film, the women were picked for singing ability (which is very high, great voices!) first, and acting second.

Most of the songs are terrific, a few are a little lame.

Bottom line, if you're interested in the subject, it's worth seeing.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,550, 23 September 2007

Gross USA:

$3,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,550
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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