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Forbidden to Forbid (2006)

Proibido Proibir (original title)
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 »

Director:

Jorge Durán

Writers:

Gustavo Bohrer (collaboration), Eduardo Durán (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Caio Blat ... Paulo
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
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Trivia

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 »

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Marelena
Written & Performed by Gilson Peranzzetta
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A good film.
15 January 2010 | by LleytonMSSee all my reviews

I just watch this film a bit out of the blue. It moved me. It was very well shot and very well acted. Paulo is a great character that could have been a cold non caring person but he cared about everything more than anyone in this film

It was a deep film that touched on things I would rather not think about. The love story mixed with social and political issues made it like something I've seen but the setting made it so much different.

Aunty made this film special, her character was the one that opened up the eyes of me and the three main characters. It is a complex film that seems easy to understand, but at the same time it made my head hurt in a good way.

I feel lucky to have seen this film, I don't feel that way about many films.


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Country:

Brazil | Chile | Spain

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden to Forbid See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,391
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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