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Necropolis Symphony (2014)

Sinfonia da Necrópole (original title)
The routine of an inept apprentice gravedigger changes when a new employee arrives at the cemetery. Together they must locate abandoned graves, but strange events make them think about the implications of tampering with the dead.

Director:

Juliana Rojas

Writer:

Juliana Rojas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Gomes Eduardo Gomes ... Deodato
Luciana Paes Luciana Paes ... Jaqueline
Hugo Villavicenzio Hugo Villavicenzio ... Aloízio
Paulo Jordão Paulo Jordão ... Seu Jaca
Germano Melo Germano Melo ... Humberto
Luís Mármora Luís Mármora ... Padre Chico
Adriana Mendonça Adriana Mendonça ... Guta
Antonio Velloso Antonio Velloso ... Dirceu
Augusto Pompeo Augusto Pompeo ... Baltazar
Lilian Blanc Lilian Blanc ... Senhora no Enterro
Kiko Bertholini Kiko Bertholini ... Filho no Enterro
Lucélia Maquiavelli Lucélia Maquiavelli ... Dona Giovana (as Lucelia Machiaveli)
Wandré Gouveia Wandré Gouveia ... Neto de Dona Giovana
Mariza Junqueira Mariza Junqueira ... Mariza
Rodrigo Bolzan Rodrigo Bolzan ... Fotógrafo
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The routine of an inept apprentice gravedigger changes when a new employee arrives at the cemetery. Together they must locate abandoned graves, but strange events make them think about the implications of tampering with the dead.

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cemetery | f rated | tomb | See All (3) »


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Version of A Ópera do Cemitério (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Canção de Jaqueline
Music by Marco Dutra
Lyrics by Juliana Rojas
Organ by Marco Dutra
Performed by Eduardo Gomes
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Not a waste of time
23 April 2016 | by hugoimdbSee all my reviews

Musical comedy-drama about an apprentice gravedigger who falls in love with a funerary expert who's just been admitted to the cemetery he works at.

The funerary expert is an intelligent, independent woman, who talks in an energetic way and goes around riding a Harley-Davidson-style motorcycle. Despite being an enjoyable kind of person, she shows no sensitivity at all. The apprentice gravedigger is a young man from the countryside, with little education, displaying unrealistic amounts of naivety and sensitivity, and having no trace of standard masculinity at all. An inversion of gender stereotypes, which could be well more captivating, were it not for the narrowness of both characters. They're superficial, they have no life history, and they lack the minimal personality complexity that could make them look human. It seems like they're children's stories characters.

It must be admitted that several times is the film pleasing to the eyes and ears. The musical scenes - which aren't many - are well produced and the soundtrack is good. This film is able to entertain. It can keep your attention and it doesn't demand any intellectual effort. But it can't cause any emotions or laughs either. After one hour, you'll be probably checking your watch to see if it's still going to take too long for it to be over. It's that kind of film that you immediately forget as soon as you leave the room.

7/10


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

14 April 2016 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Necropolis Symphony See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,228
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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