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Órfãos do Eldorado (2015)

A man's love, obsession and madness.

Director:

Guilherme Coelho

Writers:

João Emanuel Carneiro (collaborating writer), Guilherme Coelho | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Milton Aires Milton Aires ... Iro
Adriano Barroso Adriano Barroso
Henrique da Paz Henrique da Paz ... Arminto's Father
Daniel de Oliveira Daniel de Oliveira ... Arminto Cordovil
Paulo Fonseca Paulo Fonseca ... Arminto's Father's Business Partner
Dira Paes ... Florita
Mariana Rios Mariana Rios ... Dinaura
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A man's love, obsession and madness.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Official Sites:

Matizar Filmes [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

12 November 2015 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Les orphelins de l'Eldorado See more »

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Matizar See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Loved it's visuals, but I wasn't too impressed with the film's characters or story.
7 September 2016 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'ORPHANS OF ELDORADO': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A Brazilian feature drama film, directed and co-written by Guilherme Coelho (who's previously only helmed documentaries, before this). The movie tells the story of a man who's losing his mind; while also dealing with the struggles of love, and family drama. It was adapted from the novel, of the same name, by Milton Hatoum. The film stars Daniel de Oliveira, Dira Paes and Mariana Rios. I saw the feature at the 2016 Portland Film Festival. I loved it's visuals, but I wasn't too impressed with the film's characters or story.

The story takes place on the Amazon, during the rubber boom, and it revolves around a man named Arminto (Oliveira). Arminto returns home to his estranged father (Henrique da Paz); after some time away, and just before his passing. He's then expected to take over his family's business; while also dealing with the forbidden love of his life (Paes), and visions of another stunningly beautiful woman (Rios). The whole time Arminto must also deal with severe mental illness, and harsh inner turmoil.

The movie is always breathtakingly beautiful to look at; with grand sweeping shots of the gorgeous river (and many other stunning visuals). The actors are pretty as well (especially the women), but I couldn't really relate to any of the characters (especially Arminto). I like deep psychological studies, but I couldn't follow this one (at all). Maybe it's partially because I couldn't keep up with the film's subtitles. Still, the movie is always nice to look at; and well acted.

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