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Neon Bull (2015)

Boi Neon (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 14 January 2016 (Brazil)
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Iremar works at the rodeo in North East of Brazil. From his home, the truck used to transport the animals, he dreams of a future in the region's booming clothing industry.

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Gabriel Mascaro

Writers:

Marcelo Gomes (collaborating writer), Gabriel Mascaro
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Credited cast:
Juliano Cazarré Juliano Cazarré ... Iremar
Maeve Jinkings ... Galega
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josinaldo Alves Josinaldo Alves ... Mário
Roberto Birindelli ... Fazendeiro
Marcelo Caetano Marcelo Caetano
Samya De Lavor Samya De Lavor ... Geise
Vinícius de Oliveira Vinícius de Oliveira ... Júnior
Abigail Pereira Abigail Pereira ... Valquíria
Carlos Pessoa Carlos Pessoa ...
Alyne Santana Alyne Santana ... Cacá
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Iremar works at the "Vaquejadas", a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It's dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural vaqueiro feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show which he shares with his coworkers; Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother to her spirited and cheeky daughter Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bull pen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region's booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles his latest sexy fashion designs. Written by LouKiev

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very little narrative as such

Well, this is certainly something different. I can't think what the last Brazilian film was I saw but it was certainly nothing like this. Set in rural Brazil this colourful little piece depicts a group taking a number of bulls on the road to participate in a series of rodeos. The whole thing is mind boggling, the show itself seems only to consist of two horseman trapping one of the bulls between them and then competing to turn the animal over by pulling its tale. Along the way we get a prize bull being masturbated in an attempt to steal its semen and an explicit sex scene wth a beautiful and heavily pregnant lady security guard cum seller of perfume to those labouring amidst all the muck. There is charm and interest plus a little humour and some glorious photography though very little narrative as such.


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Country:

Brazil | Uruguay | Netherlands

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

14 January 2016 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Neon Bull See more »

Filming Locations:

Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,413, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$26,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,219
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2.35 : 1
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