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Reis e Ratos (2012)

Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 1963. O coreto da praça principal de Bacaxá explode no momento de abertura da gincana de primavera da pequena cidade. O alvo do atentando é Amélia Castanho, ... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Troy Somerset
Otávio Müller ... Major Esdras
... Amélia Castanho
... Hervê Giannini
... Roni Rato
Daniel Alvim ... Paulo Barracuda
Orã Figueiredo ... Esmeraldo Carvalhal
Kiko Mascarenhas ... Skutch Sanders
Oberdan Júnior ... Clay Benitez (as Oberdan Jr)
Edmilson Barros ... Tony O'Mailley
... Embaixador
Élcio Romar ... Presidente (as Elcio Romar)
Paula Burlamaqui ... Leonor
Sergio Maciel ... Tilico (as Sérgio Maciel)
... Américo Vilarinho
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Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 1963. O coreto da praça principal de Bacaxá explode no momento de abertura da gincana de primavera da pequena cidade. O alvo do atentando é Amélia Castanho, cantora de boate escolhida para a tarefa da efeméride anual. Segundos antes de o coreto ir pelos ares, ela escuta do rádio do automóvel uma bizarra transmissão: o locutor, em transe, revela o plano que pretendia vitimá-la pela explosão onde ela deveria estar mas não estava! Assim começa Reis e Ratos. A partir daí, a narrativa quebrada em flashbacks nos traz de volta até a explosão do coreto e seu desfecho. A trama e suas situações conduzem o espectador pela atmosfera conspiratória das vésperas do Golpe Militar de 1964. A narrativa suja e delirante de Reis e Ratos ocorre numa certa antessala do cenário golpista. A história é contada através dos pontos de vista de um grupo de personagens de alguma forma ligados à direita. Esse grupo de pessoas é parte de um plano pra tirar o presidente do governo sem que o ...

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Kings & Rats  »

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It was Selton Mello who invited Cauã Reymond to be a part of the movie, after meeting him on a plane. See more »

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Estudo sobre Concerto para Piano em Mi bemol menor
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Version by Mauro Lima
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A bizarre comedy/film-noir
5 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Reis e Ratos (Kings and Rats) is a bizarre crossing between black-comedy, cold War, and film- noir settled in Rio De Janeiro in the days before the 1964 coup. An infiltrated agent of CIA (Selton Mello, as Troy Somerset), disguised like a shoes salesman, plans to murder Brazil's president, with the help of a military friend. All his plans fail because a radio-speaker with paranormal powers, whose visions seems to be connected with preserving the life of the beautiful night-singer Amelia Castanho (performed by Rafaela Mandelli), who is involved in a sexual scandal with the president. The plot exploits the strangeness from the theatrical overacting and clichés. Its ridiculous dialogs mimics the dubbing of American thrillers mistranslated to Portuguese. Rodrigo Santoro has a remarkable performance as Roni Rato, as well Cauã Raymond is priceless in the role of the paranormal gay radio-announcer that falls in love for Amelia. The film has neat picture, a complex script typical of thrillers from the 50s and his humor does not make laugh, rather criticizes metaphorically the absurd scam that led to the Coup. People who enjoys independent movies will probably like this one.


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