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Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.

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Mauro Lima

Writers:

Mauro Lima (screenplay), Antônia Pellegrino (screenplay) (as Antonia Pellegrino)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Babu Santana Babu Santana ... Tim Maia
Robson Nunes ... Tim Maia (young)
Alinne Moraes ... Janaína
Cauã Reymond ... Fábio
Valdineia Soriano Valdineia Soriano ... Dona Maria
George Sauma George Sauma ... Roberto Carlos
Tito Naville Tito Naville ... Erasmo Carlos
Luis Lobianco Luis Lobianco ... Carlos Imperial
Laila Zaid Laila Zaid ... Susi
Marco Sorriso Marco Sorriso ... Cromado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Azevedo Jonathan Azevedo ... Arlênio
Ephraim Benton Ephraim Benton ... Bengy
Joya Bravo Joya Bravo ... Aretha
Paulo Carvalho Paulo Carvalho ... Seu Altivo
Charlie Covey ... Doug
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Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Tim Maia - Vale o que Vier See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Globo Filmes,RT Features See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alice Braga was first attached to the role of Janaína, but ended up dropping out due to scheduling conflicts. The part was ultimately given to Alinne Moraes. See more »

Goofs

When Tim Maia escapes from the little hotel in SP through the window, the white VW Beetle frontal tag (out of focus) in the reality is a back tag (the little green tag in the horizontal shows it). See more »

Connections

Edited into Tim Maia: Vale o que Vier (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

A Festa do Santo Reis
Written by Márcio Leonardo
Performed by Duani
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A missed opportunity
17 February 2015 | by Bento_de_EspinosaSee all my reviews

Tim Maia was one of the best singers from Brazil, but much more than that, he represented the Brazilian soul (literally). Apart from his unique voice, he had a difficult personality, was explosive, irreverent, but that actually made him very funny. He was loved also for the way he talked and his vivacious, contagious temperament, full of energy.

Unfortunately, none of this is really shown in this movie with the needed intensity. It falls flat. No passion, no vibrancy.

Acting is wooden and the jokes don't really work, probably because of the overall more or less depressing tone of the movie, which is worsened by its slow pace.

It's a shame, since Tim Maia really deserved a classy movie with international quality, for an international audience, hence be shown in cinemas around the globe. The way it is made, it's more of a conventional, boring Globo TV soap opera.


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