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Proibido Proibir (2006)

The story of three friends in Rio de Janeiro. When a patient at the hospital where Paulo interns asks him to get in touch with her sons, the three friends are pulled out of their tranquil ... See full summary »


Jorge Durán


Gustavo Bohrer (collaboration), Eduardo Durán (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
11 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Caio Blat ... Paulo
Maria Flor Maria Flor ... Leticia
Alexandre Rodrigues ... Leon
Edyr de Castro Edyr de Castro ... Rosalina (as Edyr Duqui)
Raquel Pedras Raquel Pedras ... Rita
Adriano de Jesus Adriano de Jesus ... Cacazinho
Luciano Vidigal Luciano Vidigal ... Mario
Andressa Furletti Andressa Furletti ... Alice
Wanderson 'Petão' Lopes Wanderson 'Petão' Lopes ... Cinézio (as Wanderson Petão)
Marcio Augusto Marcio Augusto ... First Cop
Henrique Rodrigues Henrique Rodrigues ... Second Cop
Bruna Di Tullio Bruna Di Tullio ... Blue-eyed girl (as Bruna di Túlio)
Lorena Da Silva Lorena Da Silva ... Archictecture Professor
Mariana Durán Mariana Durán ... Mariana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Halm Paulo Halm ... Sociology Professor


The story of three friends in Rio de Janeiro. When a patient at the hospital where Paulo interns asks him to get in touch with her sons, the three friends are pulled out of their tranquil lives and drawn into a web of violence and police corruption.

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Brazil | Chile | Spain



Release Date:

27 April 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden to Forbid See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was intended to be set in 1968, hence the title "Forbidden to Forbid", the motto of the French students riots of May 1968. Director Durán eventually decided to set the story in the present times. See more »


Written & Performed by Gilson Peranzzetta
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Very interesting movie on youth and the sudden discovery of reality
30 April 2007 | by fanaticoBRSee all my reviews

Paulo is an alienated medicine student who's ever getting stoned. His roommate, Leon, a brilliant afrobrazilian sociology student dates the beautiful and rich Leticia, who studies Architecture. What seems to be another inconsequent movie about young people, their passions and a love triangle grows into a very interesting story when one of Paulo's terminal patients asks him to find her sons before she dies. The three students find themselves involved in the hard reality of the live in the favela.

Good acting, very nice choice of locations settings, showing the beauty hidden in the most unattractive part of Rio de Janeiro, incredible soundtrack and, most of all, a very precise pace make this film a really good surprise

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