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Linha de Passe (2008)

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Corveloni ... Cleuza
João Baldasserini ... Dênis
Vinícius de Oliveira Vinícius de Oliveira ... Dario
Geraldo Rodrigues Geraldo Rodrigues ... Dinho (as José Geraldo Rodrigues)
Kaique Jesus Santos Kaique Jesus Santos ... Reginaldo
Roberto Audi Roberto Audi ... Pastor
Denise Weinberg Denise Weinberg ... Estela
Ana Luiza Garritano Ana Luiza Garritano ... Bianca
Sérgio Mastropasqua Sérgio Mastropasqua ... Jefferson
Renata Novaes Renata Novaes ... Glória
Mário César Camargo Mário César Camargo ... Genaro
Gabriela Rabello Gabriela Rabello ... Dona Rosa
Rafael Losso Rafael Losso ... Bruno
Almir Barros Almir Barros ... Japa
Luis Serra Luis Serra ... Coach Tiradentes (as Luiz Serra)
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Storyline

In the periphery of São Paulo, the pregnant single mother Cleuza works as maid in the apartment of a middle-class family. Each of her sons has a different unknown father: the oldest, Dênis, has a baby son that lives with his mother and he works as motorcycle courier; Dinho is a converted Christian and works as attendant in a gas station; Dario is an aspirant soccer player that is getting older without the expected chance in a team; and the youngest, Reginaldo, is obsessed about finding his father who works as a bus driver, and spends most of his spare time traveling by bus. Along the months, each brother experiences new deceptions and expectations while the family fights to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyta la'hayim See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

BRL 368,787 (Brazil), 7 September 2008, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sandra Corveloni is the second Brazilian actress to win the Best Actress Award at Cannes International Film Festival. The first was Fernanda Torres, in 1986, for the film "Eu Sei que Vou te Amar". See more »

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Written by Nelson Cavaquinho & Guilherme de Brito
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A poignant, beautiful glimpse of the real Brazil
30 August 2008 | by msparadizeSee all my reviews

This movie is similar to Walter Salles' "Central Station," in that it shows a part of Brazilian life that people know very little about: the poor suburbs of the big cities. This time, he looks at a family living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo and the everyday struggles they face. Salles shows what life is like for the poor in Brazil without the in your face violence from "City of God" but with the same grace and humor as Central Station.

Part of the success of the film are the wonderful actors, who turned a decent script into much more. Sandra Corveloni won Best Actress for the film at Cannes, and Vinicius de Oliveira, famous for his amazing performance as a child in "Central Station," plays one of Sandra's sons. Kaique Jesus Santos plays Sandra's youngest son, who equals Vinicius' "Central Station" performance.

Don't expect an action movie or love story, but do expect the chance to get a glimpse of the real Brazil.


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