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Gonzaga: From Father to Son (2012)

Gonzaga: De Pai pra Filho (original title)
The story of Brazilian popular singer Luiz Gonzaga and his son Gonzaguinha.

Director:

Breno Silveira

Writers:

Maria Hernandez (argument), Patrícia Andrade (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adélio Lima Adélio Lima ... Luiz Gonzaga (70 Anos)
Chambinho do Acordeon Chambinho do Acordeon ... Luiz Gonzaga (27 a 50 Anos)
Land Vieira Land Vieira ... Luiz Gonzaga (17 a 23 Anos)
Júlio Andrade ... Gonzaguinha (35 a 40 Anos) (as Julio Andrade)
Giancarlo Di Tommaso Giancarlo Di Tommaso ... Gonzaguinha (17 a 22 Anos) (as Giancarlo di Tommaso)
Alison Santos Alison Santos ... Gonzaguinha (10 a 12 Anos)
Nanda Costa ... Odaléia
Magdale Alves Magdale Alves ... Helena (50 a 55 Anos)
Roberta Gualda Roberta Gualda ... Helena (35 a 50 Anos)
Sílvia Buarque Sílvia Buarque ... Dina
Luciano Quirino Luciano Quirino ... Xavier
Claudio Jaborandy ... Januário
Cyria Coentro Cyria Coentro ... Santana
Zezé Motta ... Priscila (70 Anos)
Olivia Araújo Olivia Araújo ... Priscila (35 a 50 Anos)
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Storyline

This film follows the trajectory of a famous singer of Brazilian popular music, his humble beginnings in northeastern Brazil, their qualities born, his determination, his rise to the top of fame, their unpreparedness and lack of training to deal with fame, keep relationships and responsibilities, especially with his son, who would later also turn into a famous singer in the country. Simple, honest, and poignant documentary. Written by gabrieljpereira-artvideovirtual

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Separados pela vida, unidos pela música (Separated by life, united by music)

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

BRL 12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

BRL 2,298,000 (Brazil), 28 October 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Nivaldo Expedito de Carvalho, better known as Chambinho do Acordeon, was selected between over 5 thousand candidates to portray Luiz Gonzaga. He had never once acted before. He entered the dispute for the role because of his wife, Daniela Piccino. See more »

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The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Foot
30 November 2013 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

Gonzaga premiered opening night at the Toronto Brazilian Film Fest this past Thursday. It tells the tale of the famous Brazilian singer Luiz Gonzaga de Nascimento and his rise to fame. The film also contains original pictures and clips from his various performances. The film captures the historical spirit of the times as we follow Luiz's humble beginnings up country in Pernambuco, his stint in the army and his eventual success in Rio de Janeiro. We learn of the troubled relationship he has with his son Luiz Jr. or Gonzaguinha. This is not due to lack of love or affection, but probably due the incredible pressure that the artist comes under trying to promote himself and his lack of any formal training. This is an excellent study of how a man's spirit and desire can propel him to success. Although as in all aspects of life, there is a balancing effect as inter personal relationship problems arise and must be dealt with. A maçã não cai longe do pé!


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