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Buddies (2012)

Colegas (original title)
Three young people with Down syndrome decide to run away in search of three simple wishes: Stalone wants to see the sea, Aninha looks for a husband and Marcio needs to fly.


Marcelo Galvão


Marcelo Galvão
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariel Goldenberg Ariel Goldenberg ... Stalone
Rita Pokk Rita Pokk ... Aninha
Breno Viola Breno Viola ... Márcio
Lima Duarte Lima Duarte ... Arlindo
Marco Luque Marco Luque ... Simple Jack
Daniel Torres Daniel Torres ... César Birindelli (caixa loja de conveniência)
Monaliza Marchi Monaliza Marchi ... Mãe do Stallone
Amélia Bittencourt Amélia Bittencourt ... Dona Esmeralda
Giulia de Souza Merigo Giulia de Souza Merigo ... Assistente Jazilma (as Giulia Merigo)
Deto Montenegro Deto Montenegro ... Agente Souza
Rui Unas ... Agente Fonseca
Fernanda Couto Fernanda Couto ... Renata (psiquiatra)
Felipe Caczan Felipe Caczan ... Professor de música
Beatriz Tragtenberg Beatriz Tragtenberg ... Dona Noêmia
Christiano Cochrane ... Otávio Galvão (âncora do jornal)


Colegas (Buddies) is a road movie that shows the simple things in life in a poetic light through the eyes of three young people with Down syndrome, who love movies and work at the video library of the institution where they have always lived in. One day, inspired by the movie "Thelma & Louise", they decide to run away using the gardener's old car to have a freedom experience. They travel to uncommon places in search of three simple wishes: Stalone wants to see the sea, Aninha looks for a husband and Marcio needs to fly. During this search, they embark on several adventures as if life was just child's play. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 March 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gatacine See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Wonderful Wes Anderson-esque Magical Realism
2 January 2015 | by jcmcgeeSee all my reviews

A great little movie...funny and heartwarming.

It feels like a movie Wes Anderson has been trying to make for a long time. I'm not sure if "less self-conscious" is the right word, because the movie is self-conscious, it knows what it is and where it's going and it's not embarrassed by this fact.... if Wes could just relax a bit he would return to being as great as this movie is. Wes Anderson fans will love it!

I recommend it for everyone....and if you're learning Portuguese, it's a double gem due to the simple dialogue and clear narration.

I think if there had been a Star Wars reference in the movie, I'd have given it a 10! (If I missed one please let me know!)

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