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Brazilian Western (2013)

Faroeste Caboclo (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 31 May 2013 (Brazil)
Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »

Director:

René Sampaio

Writers:

Victor Atherino (screenplay), Marcos Bernstein (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fabrício Boliveira ... João de Santo Cristo
Isis Valverde ... Maria Lúcia
Felipe Abib ... Jeremias
Antonio Calloni Antonio Calloni ... Marco Aurélio
Marcos Paulo ... Ney
Cinara Leal Cinara Leal ... Teresa
Giuliano Manfredini Giuliano Manfredini ... Convidado da festa
Rodrigo Pandolfo Rodrigo Pandolfo ... Beto
Juliana Lohmann Juliana Lohmann ... Cris
Léo Rosa Léo Rosa ... Telmo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrade Júnior Andrade Júnior
César Troncoso ... Pablo
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Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories and singing with his lyrics The adaptation precipitated a both social and romantic drama with a tragic ending. Focusing on the love story of outlaw Joao do Santo Cristo with Architecture major student Maria Lucia, the movie takes place in Brasilia in the early 80s. In a clash of interest, drug dealers and the police conflict with one another,while the end of the military dictatorship in the Capital of Brazil, Brasilia takes place. The wanderings and tedium of a young rocker, who lived in a city still being built, are the backdrop for this story. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

31 May 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,415,529
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The movie is inspired by the song "Faroeste Caboclo" by the brazilian rock band Legião Urbana. The song was written by Renato Russo in 1979, but it was only released in 1987. See more »

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Faroeste Caboclo
Written by Renato Russo
Performed by Legião Urbana
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Fascinating film, its qualities far above its flaws
3 June 2013 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

This is a fascinating film, its qualities so much above its flaws, it places you in Brasilia, a city which was modern, but now looks beautiful in its "fifties" style. Brasilia is also the city of "Legião Urbana" a musical group, whose leader, Renato Russo composed the song on which the film is based upon. A sort of "Django Unchained", a western at heart, but where the outstanding performance of Fabricio Boliveira outshines a similar role played by Jamie Foxx. Boliveira is João, a man doomed from the start, because of social and color discrimination and who will "do what a man gotta do" in a way I am sure Leone would applaud. References to "Winchester 73" and "Duel in the Sun" show us the director and scriptwriter knew their subject. Isis Valverde is a beautiful and human Maria the impossible love of João, and Felibe Abib, the "playboy" of Brasilia, the cruel, tough guy. The cinematography is spectacular,conveying a Brasilia so far unknown to the screen.


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