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Sangue Azul (2014)

Twenty two years ago, an arid, volcanic and island paradise nestled in the middle of the South Atlantic, a nine year old boy was separated from his sister. The mother, fearful of a ... See full summary »


Lírio Ferreira
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Zolah / Pedro
Caroline Abras ... Raquel
Sandra Corveloni ... Rosa
Rômulo Braga Rômulo Braga ... Cangulo
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele ... Gaetan
Milhem Cortaz ... Inox
Laura Ramos ... Teorema
Lívia Falcão Lívia Falcão ... Zanoia
Servílio de Holanda Servílio de Holanda ... Cuscuz
Glicério Rosário Glicério Rosário ... Camarão
Armando Babaioff Armando Babaioff ... Benigno
Ruy Guerra ... Mumbebo
Paulo César Peréio Paulo César Peréio ... Kaleb
Brenda Lígia Brenda Lígia ... Jandira
Stefano Catarinelli Stefano Catarinelli ... Sombra


Twenty two years ago, an arid, volcanic and island paradise nestled in the middle of the South Atlantic, a nine year old boy was separated from his sister. The mother, fearful of a forbidden attraction between them, decides to send his son, not daughter, for the continent. The boy was taken by Kaleb, the rider of an old circus, passing by the island. On the mainland, Kaleb instructed the boy in circus arts and spirit, where the former islet became Zolah the Bullet Man. BLUE BLOOD begins when Zolah and the circus back to paradise. The circus is established as an island within an island, and the most solitary of these isles Zolah himself, a beautiful man who seduces everyone and everything, yet remains deeply lonely, because he could not love anyone. BLUE BLOOD is a film about the sea, the circus and the impossibility of love.

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Release Date:

4 June 2015 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Blaues Blut See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is shot in the island of Fernando de Noronha, in Brazil See more »


Rapsodia Cubana
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Performed by Ernesto Lecuona
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Journey inside on a magical island
14 February 2015 | by gsievertSee all my reviews

I saw Sangue Azul at Berlinale film festival in February 2015. Huge screen, great projection, and a public that is here to celebrate movies. Perfect circumstances you'd think. And they were, for me. This is the kind of movie that you have to dive into, and let yourself go. I did, and was totally swept into the world created by director Lírio Ferreira. Just briefly, the story revolves around a prodigal son, who returns to his native island,far off in the Atlantic waters between Brazil and Africa, as a member of a circus troupe. He had left as a child 20 years earlier, and his return opens up all sorts of wounds and desires. Will he re-assimilate, or will he not? The thing is, it's not really about the plot - the movie is much more observational, sensual, magical, and in many ways, intentionally vague. It does not offer all the answers, we are invited to draw our own conclusions. Some might criticize it for that, but to me, that is something I like. Think Terrence Malick's movies, in that those, too, are rather observational, as opposed to being clearly plot- or character-driven. Similarly to Malick's movies, the film has breathtaking camera work and magical images (by Mauro Pinheiro Jr.). It was an intense and very cinematic experience. I was, frankly, a little disappointed that the applause after the movie presentation wasn't more enthusiastic, since the director was there, and in my book, he gave us a beautiful masterpiece.

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