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End of the Line (2008)

Fim da Linha (original title)
São Paulo. Artur (Leonardo Medeiros) is an unemployed journalist, who seeks to make stories for TV but finds it difficult to sell them. One of his recent works is with a group of Indians, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gustavo Steinberg

Writers:

Gustavo Steinberg (screenplay), Guilherme Werneck (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rubens de Falco ... Deputado Ernesto Alves
Leonardo Medeiros ... Artur
Lulu Pavarin Lulu Pavarin ... Margarete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniela Camargo Daniela Camargo ... Sandra
Ivan Capúa Ivan Capúa ... Catador de papel
Odara Carvalho Odara Carvalho ... Assessor 2
Eucir de Souza Eucir de Souza ... Carlos
Bruno Fagundes ... Daniel
Serginho Groisman Serginho Groisman ... Apresentador de TV
Maria Padilha Maria Padilha ... Júlia
Teca Pereira Teca Pereira ... Surda-muda
Ney Piacentini Ney Piacentini ... Assessor 1
Pitotó Pitotó ... Chefe índio
Gisela Reimann Gisela Reimann ... Renata
Norival Rizzo Norival Rizzo ... Hermógenes
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São Paulo. Artur (Leonardo Medeiros) is an unemployed journalist, who seeks to make stories for TV but finds it difficult to sell them. One of his recent works is with a group of Indians, who want to charge for performing the rain dance. The idea is that, if the population does not pay, the Indians will not dance anymore and, with that, it will not rain in the city. At the same time, deputy Ernesto Alves (Rubens de Falco) wants to get rid of a large amount of money that, according to him, he does not know how it appeared in his office. The deputy has a scheme with his son, which made him win 1,313 times in the lottery. Entrusted by his father with the task of getting rid of the money, he threatens to throw it out the window. The news soon spread among several taxi drivers, generating rumors about where the money would be thrown. Written by Bernardo74

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Comedy | Drama

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"Nonsense" comedy, in the worst sense of the word.
12 May 2009 | by amudadSee all my reviews

I'm constantly looking for new Brazilian films by young directors, so I always end up in festivals watching some good/bad movies just waiting to be forgotten. Some that I miss at festivals, I get to watch on cable TV (like this one), but that only seems to happen when the movie is a lousy one (but I'll still keep trying). Fim da Linha (End of Line) wants to be everything (funny, political, anarchic, sharp), but most of all, it tries really hard to be a smart movie, failing completely.

Although it has good performances by the great Rubens De Falco and the very good Leonardo Medeiros (if you dig south American movies, keep an eye on this guy), the rest of the cast just look like a bunch of d.umb people walking by, cruising and talking s**t all the time, and i cannot exactly blame them for that (except for the kid Eucir De Souza, he's dreadful. fact!). Though the movie has no great technical flaw, the script is mind blowing dumb, not in a sense that "hey, it's a movie, it doesn't need to be reality", but in a "hey, how about writing funny jokes and some stuff that, if not real, could at least make some sense" way. I reckon a few ideas and lines were pretty good even, but that just adds to the failure. This was a cheap movie, i don't doubt that, but that's just not an excuse for it's many flaws. I just wished it was better as it could've been. At least the movie has a good montage with "The Way We Get By", by Spoon.

And after all that I said, this movie is maybe similar in tone to European and American movies made directly to television, so this might find it's audience somewhere, but in Brasil, there is no market for the made-to-TV movies, and that, although I almost always dislike these movies, is nonsense, cos it still manages to be funnier than most of the comedy in Brazilian television (and by that i mean, there are dozens of awful comedy in our TV).


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Country:

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (Brazil) See more »

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$6,090
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