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O Menino e o Mundo (2013)

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A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director:

Alê Abreu

Writer:

Alê Abreu
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Vinicius Garcia Vinicius Garcia ... Menino (voice)
Felipe Zilse Felipe Zilse ... Jovem e Vozes Adicionais (voice)
Alê Abreu ... Velho (voice)
Lu Horta Lu Horta ... Mãe (voice)
Marco Aurélio Campos Marco Aurélio Campos ... Pai (voice)
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Storyline

An amazing Brazilian animation that truly exemplifies the power of imagery and music as a combination that has more than enough to portray a powerful and deep message. It shows an adventurous quest that illustrates the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child. A cautionary tale of globalization, The Boy And The World teaches above all the dangers of the massification of the economy, of the mind, and of the soul. Written by Elo Company

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy & the World See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,591, 13 December 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$269,020
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filme de Papel See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film shows a cotton farm. Cotton production was actually one of the first to adapt to the changes of the early Industrial Revolution. See more »

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One of My Best Discoveries of Late
8 May 2015 | by Chinmayee MishraSee all my reviews

The Boy and The World has been one of my best discoveries in recent times. A movie that tells its story not through words but music, colours and the eyes of a young boy with a sense of wonder and innocence. The two dimensional animation did nothing if not alleviate the visual thrill that the movie was. A boy's imaginations were carefully captured that went apace with his emotions.

The story is about our young boy who sets out to seek his father who had to leave to work in the city. But on his journey, the boy finds many more facets of life that he had never experienced. He sees life as it could never have been in his imaginations. It is his survival through all the changes, which he never welcomed or run away from, that meets him in his lifelong quest for his father. It maybe a poignant piece for many viewers, but it is the 'hope' of the better world, which is born anew every time it is vanquished, made the movie marvellous.

Ale Abreu has not only produced a masterpiece, but also, I am sure, has given us that long overdue movie which vibrates in me as a symphony of life.


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