The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

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Toniko Melo

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Mariana Caltabiano (book), Thiago Dottori (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Wagner Moura ... Marcelo
Gisele Fróes Gisele Fróes ... Silvia (as Gisele Froes)
Emiliano Ruschel ... Fausto
Marcela Falci Marcela Falci ... Aluna Loira
Heitor Goldflus Heitor Goldflus ... Professor Biologia
Cecília Homem de Mello Cecília Homem de Mello ... Diretora (as Cecilia Homem de Mello)
Roger Gobeth Roger Gobeth ... Renato Jacks
Amaury Jr. Amaury Jr. ... Amaury Jr. (as Amaury Jr)
João Francisco Tottene João Francisco Tottene ... Marcelo criança
Norival Rizzo Norival Rizzo ... Pai de Marcelo
Carlos Grillo Carlos Grillo ... Faxineiro Aeroporto
Marcelo Szpektor Marcelo Szpektor ... Barman
Gigi Monteiro Gigi Monteiro ... Cliente Loira
Bia Paganini Bia Paganini ... Atendente Kely
Dato de Oliveira Dato de Oliveira ... Chicão
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Marcelo leaves his family and moves to Mato Grosso do Sul, where he learns how to fly airplanes by himself watching the pilots. One day, he responds the call of a drug dealer and uses his boss' plane to help the man to transport his cargo. He is hired by the drug lord to work transporting drugs in his airplanes. When he is arrested by the Federal Police, he does not rat his gang and the leader of the cartel gives a large amount of money as a bonus and asks him to leave the gang since he is known by the police. Marcelo uses the money to promote a party in the Carnival of Recife pretending to be the son of the owner of the Gol (a Brazilian air flight company). He lures the high-society, including the television presenter Amaury Jr. Marcelo is arrested again and is sent to prison. During a rebellion, he uses his leadership to present the claims of the prisoners and help to control the situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Adventures of One of the Greatest Brazilian Con Artists Ever
2 October 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Marcelo (Wagner Moura) leaves his family and moves to Mato Grosso do Sul, where he learns how to fly airplanes by himself watching the pilots. One day, he responds the call of a drug dealer and uses the airplane of his boss to help the man to transport his cargo. He is hired by the drug lord to work transporting drugs in his airplanes. When he is arrested by the Federal Police, he does not rat his gang and the leader of the cartel gives a large amount of money as a bonus and asks him to leave the gang since he is known by the police.

Marcelo uses the money to promote a party in the Carnival of Recife pretending to be the son of the owner of the Gol (a Brazilian air flight company). He lures the high-society, including the television presenter Amaury Jr. Marcelo is arrested again and is sent to prison. During a rebellion, he uses his leadership to present the claims of the prisoners and help to control the situation.

"VIPs" is a film based on the life of the infamous anti-hero Marcelo Nascimento da Rocha, one of the greatest Brazilian con artists ever that has lured several VIPs with his schemes. Wagner Moura is one of the best contemporary Brazilian artists and gives a great glamor to the criminal. The personality and intelligence of Marcelo Nascimento and his ability to lie and convince people is impressive. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "VIPs"


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