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O Candidato Honesto (2014)

John is a corrupt politician wanting to be the Brazil's next president. He receives an enchantment from his grandmother and can't lie anymore. Now he must win the presidential elections telling only the truth.


Roberto Santucci


Paulo Cursino
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Caridade Marcello Caridade ... Advogado
Leandro Hassum ... João Ernesto Praxedes
Luiza Valdetaro Luiza Valdetaro ... Amanda Pinheiro
Cláudio Cinti Cláudio Cinti ... Assessor (as Claudio Cinti)
Julia Cartier Julia Cartier ... Assistente TV
Ellen Rocche ... Carmem
Iran Meu Nêgo Iran Meu Nêgo ... Chefe de Segurança
Antonio Pedro Antonio Pedro ... Demétrio (as Antônio Pedro Borges)
Aramis Trindade Aramis Trindade ... Deputado 1
Leo Wainer Leo Wainer ... Deputado 2
Rodrigo Candelot Rodrigo Candelot ... Deputado 3
Heitor Vignoli Heitor Vignoli ... Deputado 4
Charles Myara Charles Myara ... Deputado Washington Barroso
Murilo Grossi Murilo Grossi ... Flávio Botelho - Diretor da Campanha
Prazeres Barbosa Prazeres Barbosa ... Dona Justina


The corrupt congressman João Ernesto Praxedes is the favorite in the dispute of the presidency of Brazil. His assessor Marcelinho is preparing him for the debate on the second round of the election and he is summoned to a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry in the Congress. When his grandmother is near death, João visits her and she curses him to be honest and always tell the truth. Now João has a big trouble since he needs to dispute the presidential election and respond the inquiry of the commission telling only the truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the scene João Ernesto meets the " Holy Father " is mentioned the name of Ulysses Guimarães Silveira , politician who was known by the promulgation of the 1888 Constitution in Brazil . See more »


In the movie, the main character is tricked into being honest every time. In most situations, that happens accordingly, while in some instances he is only being not able to lie. Later in the movie he steals a bus without thinking twice. Therefore, not being hones as stated in the movie title. See more »


Spoofs Mais Você (1999) See more »

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black comedy
28 November 2014 | by kisifoldaSee all my reviews

It had everything to be a tremendous movie of humor. More descended into the perverse way of national films. Much, much, much word. Black humor without grace jokes and low level of scenes that referred to the old and decaying former national cinema. A great shame this kind of unnecessary appeal. I asked my time with this movie.

When you think that we are evolving is a film of this and kill everything that fought until the moment. But what anyway. Do not we have the evolution of gift.

A failed attempt and misplaced to imitate the movie "Liar Liar" nothing more, nothing less than the Jean Carle. A disgrace to our so suffered daily. Total loss of time. Strongly discouraged.

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2 October 2014 (Brazil) See more »

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