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Dzi Croquettes (2009)

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A Brazilian Theater group that through talent, irony and humor confronted the Brazilian violent dictatorship in the 1970's revolutionizing the gay movement worldwide and changing theater and dance language to an entire generation.
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Credited cast:
Josephine Baker ... Herself (archive footage)
Ciro Barcelos Ciro Barcelos ... Himself
Norma Bengell ... Herself
Maria Zilda Bethlem Maria Zilda Bethlem ... Herself
Patríce Calmettes Patríce Calmettes ... Himself
César Camargo Mariano César Camargo Mariano ... Himself
Pedro Cardoso Pedro Cardoso
Geraldo Carneiro Geraldo Carneiro ... Himself
Regina Chaves Regina Chaves ... Herself
José Paulo Corrêa José Paulo Corrêa ... Himself
Lennie Dale Lennie Dale ... Himself (archive footage)
Edyr de Castro Edyr de Castro ... Herself
Rogério de Poly Rogério de Poly ... Himself
Jean-Marc Dugas Jean-Marc Dugas ... Himself
Miguel Falabella Miguel Falabella ... Himself
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The Dzi Croquettes - A Brazilian theater group that through talent, irony and humor confronted the Brazilian government and its violent dictatorship. They were banned and censored by the military regime and yet revolutionized the gay movement worldwide changing Theater and Dance language to an entire generation. Their history embraces Brazilian pop culture of the 1970's and 1980's, the violent years of dictatorship in Brazil, the sexual revolution, the beginning of the AIDS era and, above all, the enormous legacy that would remain unforgettable to every single person that had the opportunity to see their work. They were loved and admired by luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif, Maurice Béjart, Josephine Baker and Liza Minnelli, who became a personal friend and played a major role in bringing them to Paris and subsequently to fame. The director's father (Américo Issa) worked with the group from 1970 to 1978, giving Tatiana the magical opportunity of growing up ... Written by Anonymous

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Brazil

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English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

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1.78 : 1
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A Must!!!
2 August 2010 | by ProducerBRSee all my reviews

Amazing!!!! One of the best films I've seen!!!! Beautiful and very well done! It showcases to the world the importance of this group in changing Brazilian History and a whole society...The Dzi Croquettes challenged the brutal Dictatorship that gripped Brazil in the 70's through humor… dressed as women although not behaving as such… they used Intelligence to fight the government! The director's personal attachment to the project, her father used to work in the technical staff, was endearing and touching… featuring interviews with Liza Minnelli, Gilberto Gil, Marília Pêra, Miguel Falabella, Cláudia Raia, Cesar Camargo Mariano, among many others important names in Brazilian culture...Dzi Croquettes is a Must!! Nor man nor woman, people!


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