During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.
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A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »
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Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.
In the Northeastern of Brazil, the wolf traveling salesman of fabric José Araújo arrives at Jardim dos Caiacós and succeeds in selling his merchandise to the Turkish Turco. He goes to a ball to celebrate the business and he meets Dualiba, the forty and something year-old virgin daughter of Turco. He shags Dualiba and she tells her father what happened, and José Araújo is forced to marry her. When the resigned Araújo discovers that he is the motive of joke in the town, he changes his name to Ojuara and becomes a fearless lonely rider though the countryside of Northeastern to the paradisiacal São Sarué. Along his journey, his name becomes a legend that has defeated the devil and many bullies. He meets the gorgeous Jacirene a.k.a. Genifer in a brothel; the circus acrobat in the trapeze Sue; the evil Mãe de Pantanha and her "vagina dentata" ("toothed vagina"); and the daughter of a powerful farmer Eleonora.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One day I was just doing nothing in my house when my father stomped on my room and said "My son! We have a good to see today!" making me quite surprised as I really seen him so excited about a random movie. After reaching the end of the movie I must say that I could not fault him as the movie was really that good.
The movie is a mix of various folk tales from the "Sertão" region of Brazil on the history of the semi-mythical Ojuara, a bohemian hero born of the mistreatments done to a common fellow. He travels around this region looking for the "end of the world" in a quite literal and non literal meaning of the world.
It shows a rarely seen side of Brazil with an optimistic view, as what most of the foreigner people now about this area and its people is about misery sadness and other tragic feelings, as they like to forget all the magic and happiness that surrounds and enshrouds these places. From the Baianas to the Orixas and from Our Holy mother of Aparecida to Padinho Ciço, the wonders and magic of this region will completely and utterly capture the heart of anyone that sees it.
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