Fabricating Tom Zé is a documentary that portrays the life and work of one of the most controversial Brazilian musicians, having as its backdrop Tom Zé's 2005 European Tour. The documentary mixes different video, film and animation formats in order to show a detailed vision of Tom Zé's personal musical universe, in which a guitar and a vacuum cleaner have the same melodic importance. In intimate interviews, he narrates different parts of his life and tells us about his musical debut in the early 60s, his downfall during the 70s and his 90s comeback. The film carries interviews with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, David Byrne and others. Tom Zé, at his 70th anniversary, continues to produce highly original music.
Decio Matos Jr.
Did You Know?
Of course, all of us humans have idiotic dreams of grandeur. No one should believe that I'm a completely balanced human being who has no idiotic dreams. But one should also know the limits of what you may reach. I'm not a genius, I'm 'Japanese'; everyone knows this. So, I stay here in, my 70 years, working my ass off and maybe someone one day may develop one of my ideas. And there is a need for people like me. Otherwise, when the geniuses arrive, they won't have anything to work with.
Air On A G String
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