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.
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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
The "Mesadinha" (Weekly Allowance) bribing scheme showed in the movie was based in the real life Brazilian scandal "Mensalão" (Montly Payment). Later in the movie it's stated that the name was chosen because the payments were weekly instead of monthly as in the original scheme. See more »
In the voting machine, after finishing the process, the photo of the candidate changes to a photo of him with thumbs up. The photos of a real cabin are static and the screen also features the name of the vice along with his/her photo. Also, in 2014, the voting process wasn't as quickly as showed. Before voting for president, there should be the voting of State and Federal Congressman, Senator and Governor. Voting only for president as in the movie would only be possible if only the presidential election went for a run-off. That only happens later in the movie. See more »
The corrupt congressman João Ernesto Praxedes (Leandro Hassum) is the favorite in the dispute of the presidency of Brazil. His assessor Marcelinho (Victor Leal) 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.
"O Candidato Honesto" is a funny comedy based on the Brazilian sad reality about politicians. Foreigners may believe that it is only a joke with politicians, but indeed this comedy depicts the behavior of most of Brazilian politicians. The character João Ernesto Praxedes is based on characteristics at least three Brazilian presidents. The plot uses the storyline of Jim Carrey's "Liar Liar" and the final speech of Al Pacino to John Cusack in "City Hall" in the corrupt Brazilian environment of politics. Leandro Hassum is a great comedian and has great performance. Unfortunately the conclusion is corny and moralist. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "O Candidato Honesto" ("The Honest Candidate")
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