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Meu Amigo Hindu (2015)

Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live.

Director:

Hector Babenco

Writers:

Hector Babenco, Guilherme Moraes Quintella (collaborating writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Diego Fairman
Maria Fernanda Cândido ... Livia Monteiro Bueno
Reynaldo Gianecchini ... Ricardo Steen
Selton Mello ... Common Man
Bárbara Paz ... Sofia Guerra
Guilherme Weber ... Antonio Fairman
Dan Stulbach Dan Stulbach ... Marcos
Gilda Nomacce Gilda Nomacce ... Antonio's Wife
Tuna Dwek Tuna Dwek ... Gabi
Tania Khalill ... Rosemary
Maitê Proença ... Debora
Dalton Vigh Dalton Vigh ... Dr. Morris
Supla Supla ... Paiva
Ary Fontoura ... Dudu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rio Adlakha Rio Adlakha ... Hindu Friend
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Storyline

His father has died, he hasn't spoken with his brother for about 10 years and has a serious cancer. Diego is a talented film director with difficulty to deal with his sickness, which is making him lose his friends and family. His best friend and doctor Ricardo gives him the news that he needs a bone marrow transplantation, otherwise he'll die. He gets married to a beautiful woman, Livia, just before going to Seattle to get treatment. There, he undergoes numerous medical procedures. During treatment, he meets an Hindu boy, with whom he plays and whom he tells amazing stories. Odds are against him and when stakes are the highest, Diego gets a visit from a very uncommon man.

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Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

3 March 2016 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

My Hindu Friend See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL 7,437,235 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

HB Filmes See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Davis' character is inspired by the director and painter Julian Schnabel. His real life daughter, Stella Schnabel, plays Leslie, Davis' wife in the movie. See more »

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Dr. Steen mentions to Diego that bone marrow transplants aren't available in Brazil, which is not correct. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diego Fairman: What have I done?
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Crazy Credits

[opening titles] What are you about to watch is a story that happened to me and I present it in the way I know best. Hector Babenco. See more »

Connections

References Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) See more »

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La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
French lyrics by Édith Piaf
English lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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Criminally underrated!
15 July 2016 | by Bento_de_EspinosaSee all my reviews

This is a very good film, and not only for Babenco's fans. It's slow, but never boring, poetic, but never over-sentimental. It's a film that makes you think about life and death.

I have no idea why it's rated so low. Willem Dafoe is amazing portraying a film director with cancer. Very natural, very realistic — I won't be surprised, if he gets a prize for this. You feel the despair. Nevertheless, the film never becomes depressing. On the contrary. Compared to other Babenco's films, this one has some very beautiful, inspirational moments.

Recommend.


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