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Beyond Citizen Kane (1993)

The influence of Rede Globo,a TV network, on a whole country.

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Simon Hartog

Writer:

Simon Hartog
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonel Brizola Leonel Brizola ... Himself
Chico Buarque Chico Buarque ... Himself (as Chico Buarque de Hollanda)
Walter Clark Walter Clark ... Himself
Armando Falcão Armando Falcão ... Himself
Romulo Furtado Romulo Furtado ... Himself
Dias Gomes Dias Gomes ... Himself
Maria Rita Kehl Maria Rita Kehl ... Herself
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly ... Narrator
Lula Lula ... Himself
Antônio Carlos Magalhães Antônio Carlos Magalhães ... Himself
Roberto Marinho Roberto Marinho ... Himself
Armando Nogueira Armando Nogueira ... Himself
Washington Olivetto Washington Olivetto ... Himself
Gabriel Priolli Gabriel Priolli ... Himself
Milton Tavares Milton Tavares ... Himself
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The influence of Rede Globo,a TV network, on a whole country.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Muito Além do Cidadão Kane See more »

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Channel Four,Large Door See more »
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The documentary features interviews with noted Brazilian personalities, such as the singer-songwriter Chico Buarque, the politicians Leonel Brizola and Antonio Carlos Magalhães and the future president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. See more »

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Televisão
Written and performed by Titãs
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The Incredible Power of a Simple Documentary Over a Network
16 July 2009 | by Rodrigo AmaroSee all my reviews

Simon Hartog's "Beyond Citizen Kane" is a remarkable and fascinating work that shows the dimension and the influence of Rede Globo in Brazilian's life (An influence larger than life). The documentary shows footages of the network in its greater moments and showing that behind all that glory and success lies a powerful company with tremendous power over people, including artists, politicians, and many others. Controversies enfolding the creation of the network, allies with the military regime during 20 years, false news and the infamous coverage of the presidential debate in 1989 are shown with the commentaries of several famous people, including ex-directors and reporters who have worked at Globo.

This documentary was going to be released on theaters here in Brazil but because of Globo's power it was banned from release after one exhibition to the press, back in 1994. Never was shown in television. The Brazilians could only see this picture when several copies were posted on the internet (Globo doesn't own the internet as far as I know).

The title it's a comparison between Charles Foster Kane (played by Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane") and Roberto Marinho president of Globo Corporation. Which is the same kind of power that both of these men held in their arms. Excellent film!


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