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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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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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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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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antonia See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,550, 23 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,550, 23 September 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

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É Hoje
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Written by Didi Delicious and Mestrinho
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One of the best Brazilian movies I have seen since Central Station
18 August 2008 | by LuizaMarSee all my reviews

I was extremely surprised by this movie. The story seemed so real, the talent very well picked, true locations, the situations, everything in this movie is perfect without any exaggeration as many Brazilian movies are such as City of God or Quixote. This movie deserves much more than a 6.6, in my opinion is a 9. It's believable, I am sure it's base in somebody's true life story. Great movie. Must see! If you are looking for great singers, there four amazing singers in this movie. These are real talented singers; girls that should be professionals unlike so many professionals here in the US who cannot actually sing, they make it because of how they are marketed, not because they can sing. In any case, here in the US a movie is considered good based on how much money the movie made, it is not based on how good the movie is; also when you have Stars in a bad movie, still makes money, because the viewers have no clue. It's all about money, nothing else.


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