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Lula, o Filho do Brasil (2009)

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The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.

Directors:

Fábio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago (co-director)

Writers:

Fernando Bonassi (screenplay), Denise Paraná (book) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rui Ricardo Diaz ... Luis Inacio Lula da Silva
Glória Pires ... Dona Lindu
Juliana Baroni ... Marisa Leticia
Cleo Cleo ... Lurdes (as Cléo Pires)
Lucélia Santos ... Professora
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcos Cesana Marcos Cesana ... Feitosa
Milhem Cortaz ... Aristides
Leandro D'Errico Leandro D'Errico ... Vava
Felipe Falanga Felipe Falanga ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva - 7 Anos
Clayton Mariano Clayton Mariano ... Lambari
Antonio Saboia ... Vava
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Storyline

In 1945, in Garanhuns, in the countryside of Pernambuco, Luiz Inácio da Silva is born, the seventh child of Aristides and Dona Lindu. Aristides moves to Santos and Lindu raises the siblings alone until 1952 when the family moves to Santos to meet the patriarch. As time goes on, the poor family struggles to survive with the children studying at elementary school and working as street vendors. Later Lindu leaves the alcoholic and abusive Aristides and moves with her children to São Paulo. Lula graduates as lathe operator and gets a formal job in the industry where he purposely cuts his own finger in a press, to get retirement by disability. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Brazil | Argentina

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Lula, Son of Brazil See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Dona Lindu: You need to be stubborn.
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The struggle of a working class president
5 January 2010 | by sardenberg_baSee all my reviews

This movie is profoundly based on the true story of Brazil's President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), beginning at his birth, in the poor countryside of the Northeastern semi-arid Pernambuco State.

It is not openly political, once the story ends before his political acting years in the early eighties, but it has produced some controversy in Brazil, once this is election year. Of course, he can't run for President on a third term, though.

Apart from that, there is a feeling through the movie that it was meant to show some of the most important moments in his life, so there are some scenes that are short on completion. Viewers may expect something more about the short stories told as facts, like something you'd tell on a conversation.

The screenwriters apply the conduct line on the main character's mother, played by Gloria Pires (great), as was done in the other heartwarming movie '2 Filhos de Francisco', but still there is some loss of bond.

All the actors give their best, specially the main actor. The photography is well composed. The soundtrack, highly appropriate, though a bit repetitive. The direction, it seems to me, could have been better.

Great moments bring the audience to tears, while learning about the past of suffering and poverty that built the charismatic and popular politician. As a Brazilian, I was touched when I found out that a little boy who cleaned people's leather shoes in the streets became my President. All he needed was to be stubborn.


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