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Getúlio (2014)

The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Tony Ramos ... Getúlio Vargas
Drica Moraes ... Alzira Vargas
Thiago Justino Thiago Justino ... Gregório Fortunato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarisse Abujamra Clarisse Abujamra ... Darcy Vargas
Caco Baresi Caco Baresi ... Investigador
Michel Bercovitch Michel Bercovitch ... Tancredo Neves
Isaac Bernat Isaac Bernat ... Novo Ministro Aeronautica
Alexandre Borges ... Carlos Lacerda
Luciano Chirolli Luciano Chirolli ... General Tavares
Ac Costa Ac Costa ... Alcino
Gillray Coutinho Gillray Coutinho ... Almirante Reinaldo Guilhobel
Daniel Dantas Daniel Dantas ... Deputado Afonso Arinos
Alvaro Diniz Alvaro Diniz ... Taxista Nelson
Fernando Eiras ... José Soares Maciel Filho
Murilo Elbas Murilo Elbas ... Mordomo João Zaratimi


The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda (Alexandre Borges) in August 5, 1954, at rua Toneleros, Rio de Janeiro, in which Major Vaz was assassinated instead. Investigations pointed to Gregório Fortunato (Thiago Justino), chief of Vargas' personal guard, as the orderer of the frustrated assassination. This incident was one of the most importants in the history of Brazil. Written by cecilia wolf

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Release Date:

1 May 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Últimos Dias de Getúlio See more »

Filming Locations:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Getúlio' s player actor, Tony Ramos, was at the time the movie was released hired by a local industrial beef company to be the key man in a sequence of intense media advertisements about the quality of meat and beef of that Company, aka FRIBOI - something like a free ox. Tony Ramos in all those ads used to say you were expected to reject all types of meat or beef, except the FRIBOI meat. Well, more or less like a merchandising of FRIBOI, Getúlio who was fond of barbecues from his home state, rejects the meat he was being served during a lunch in the palace. And, Getúlio - or Tony Ramos - said the beef was very bad, and stop lunching. In the movie session, people laughed and a few ones mentioned loud and clear: "Hy, Getúlio, it is not FRIBOI". A tragic history did not deserve a so ridiculous and avoidable scene like that one. See more »

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Good film.Bad actor
24 August 2014 | by colarusso-1See all my reviews

Excellent historical film. Excellent production. The film was made exactly in the real place, the "Palacio do Catete". All the historical background is fantastically precise and I consider this film one authentic lesson of story. The great majority of the actors have a very good resemblance with the historical characters, but Toni Ramos has nothing similar to Getulio Vargas. I know that he is a famous soap opera actor at my country, and, maybe, this was the reason of this dreadful choice. Other thing: the music tries to imitate Arvo Paert's work. Exactly today I saw the film, the day of the 60 anniversary of Vargas suicide.

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