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O Concurso (2013)

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 ... See full summary »


Pedro Vasconcelos


L.G. Tubaldini Jr. (screenplay) (as LG Tubaldini Jr), Leonardo Levis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danton Mello Danton Mello ... Caio Madureira
Fábio Porchat Fábio Porchat ... Rogério Carlos (as Fabio Porchat)
Anderson Di Rizzi Anderson Di Rizzi ... Freitas
Rodrigo Pandolfo Rodrigo Pandolfo ... Bernardo
Carol Castro Carol Castro ... Mariana
Sabrina Sato Sabrina Sato ... Martinha Pinel
Pedro Paulo Rangel ... Meirinho
Jackson Antunes Jackson Antunes ... Pai Rogério Carlos
Gigante Léo Gigante Léo ... Polegada
Érico Brás Érico Brás ... Roberval
Duda Ribeiro Duda Ribeiro ... Francis
Nelson Freitas Nelson Freitas ... Pai Preto
Jorge Coutinho Jorge Coutinho ... Desemb. Anastácio
Sandra Pêra Sandra Pêra ... Desemb. Dilma
Alexandre Dacosta Alexandre Dacosta ... Desemb. Lewandovski


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

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Four nerds lost in Rio de Janeiro.









Release Date:

19 July 2013 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Concurso Publico See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Fair Brazilian Comedy
27 July 2013 | by andrebortolonSee all my reviews

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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