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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.

Director:

Gabriel Mascaro

Writers:

Marcelo Gomes (collaborating writer), Gabriel Mascaro
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,413, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$26,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,219
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The feeling of discovering a new world
15 September 2015 | by louisekievSee all my reviews

We all have heard something about Brazil. Carnival, favelas, soccer... One thing that I discovered watching this film is that I truly no nothing about this country and that still being a mystery to me, what is magical by the way. Different from some famous Brazilian movies (like City of God) Boi Neon don't talk about poverty or favelas, actually it's a movie about possibilities and dreams. The story of Iremar, a cowpoke who dreams with glitter and dresses show us a new world of possibilities coming from all Brazil. A truly beautiful way to tell the story of a nation who is constantly changing, full of hope and creativity. Director Gabriel Mascaro films all his character as an observer, someone from outside that don't even wants to move a hand to interfere in such a natural spectacle. At the same time his fascination almost eat the screen and this ferocity can reflect in the audience, completely enrapture. Boi Neon (Neon Bull) is magic, dream, a new way to see a country, a new way to see films. It's definitely not the kind of film we see everyday.


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