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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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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.

Genres:

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

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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Soundtracks

Coragem Dá-me Ó Deus
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach), Assuero Fritzsch and Johan Heermann
Version by J. W. Faustini
Performed by Sandra de Sá and Coral Evangélico
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A South American Dreamgirls (not!)
8 August 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

If you're wont to check out a film with a cast of strong,independent (and very attractive)women who persevere in the face of adversity,then seek out Antonia. This fine film from Brazil is also a very well written,directed,photographed & acted tale of four young women from Sao Paulo who have been friends since girlhood,and who also boast of musical talent who just want to make it big in the (mostly)male dominated world of Hip Hop/Rap. The big chance comes when they get to open for a big Rap act & are well received. What follows is some bad breaks that pair down the foursome down to a twosome. This is the kind of film that in the wrong hands could have been turned into little more than a South American Spice Girls knock off. Let us all be eternally thankful that didn't happen. The film also boasts of a killer music soundtrack. It almost at times reminded me a wee bit of 'Dreamgirls'(only without a slimy manager). As the film is subtitled, a bit of a search may be in order (you can bet your bottom dollar you won't find it at your local Showcase Cinema). As it was released in 2006, it may already be available on DVD (it does have an American distributor,and carries a PG-13 rating for some salty language and a rather disturbing image of the aftermath of a bloody violent attack).


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