On the final test of a public tender for federal judge in Rio de Janeiro, the four finalists lawyers come from bizarre way: the gaucho Rogério Carlos (Fábio Porchat) comes surrounded woman ...
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On the final test of a public tender for federal judge in Rio de Janeiro, the four finalists lawyers come from bizarre way: the gaucho Rogério Carlos (Fábio Porchat) comes surrounded woman dressed transvestites, the São Paulo Rezende (Rodrigo Pandolfo) ragamuffin on a motorcycle driven by attractive Martinha (Sabrina Sato), Caio Rio (Danton Mello) appears in a vehicle which falls handcuffed and escorted, and the Ceará Freitas (Anderson Di Rizzi) appears in an ambulance next to his pregnant wife Mariana (Carol Castro), entering the hall on a stretcher pushed by candomblé practitioners. The film then returns to a week before showing the quartet meeting and engaging in various confusions as they prepare for the race.Written by
Gustavo Pereira Urzetta
I didn't know much about this new Brazilian movie before I watched it, though the title "O Concurso" (something like "The Contest" in English) had already given me an idea. In a country where public contests take place all over the year, here we see four men from different states competing one another for a job as a Federal Judge - the most coveted position among all public contests throughout the country. In the story, three of the contenders travel to Rio to do the exams. The fourth competitor is from Rio and he meets the trio in front of the Hall of Justice, where he invites the others to hang around and enjoy the beach. Despite the upcoming hard test they will do, they go with the dweller and a series of misadventures start to happen; some are really funny, others not very much. I laughed at some moments but at the end, it seemed to me like so many other comedies, from Brazil or from any other place - nothing new, just a few laughs without compromise.
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