The film tells the adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in the Northeast of Brazil and crossing for ... See full summary »
In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for ... See full summary »
Fernando Alves Pinto,
Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »
Two girlfriends visit a big Brazilian beach festival and decide to just let go. They enjoy the music, booze, drugs and on one steamy afternoon even each other. They also meet a young man and things can't be better. Can this paradise last?
Lívia de Bueno
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Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, alive with the charm of the 1950s, a gang of street kids known as Capitães da Areia (Captains of the Sands) are hunted like common criminals. As we draw closer, we see that they are just children, almost a hundred of them, completely abandoned. But they won't be children for long: by the end of this odyssey, many will have become men. A year in the lives of these boys, in which they have incredible adventures, the most wonderful dreams, visit hell, discover sex, death and freedom!Written by
It's important to say that every relevant character displayed in the book is also contained in the movie, although their personalities and acting quality are very poor. That is by far the only good characteristic of the movie. Jorge Amado's novel was produced very badly, once the book's most important passages are completely neglected on the movie which leads to a non-linear and highly segmented story. In this context, if one watches the movie without reading the novel it's very likely that the movie will not be understood, because its main goal was entirely forgotten. Cecília Amado hasn't produced her grandfather's novel in a way it'd be considered a neat contribution to Brazilian literature's history. By the same token, it should be not shown to people who've not read the book yet, it may destroy Jorge Amado's great work. The movie is simply rubish.
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