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A Luneta do Tempo (2014)

In arid and treacherous lands, Lampião and his band are pursued by Antero Tenente and his troop, which faces the capture of the bandit as a matter of honor.

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Alceu Valença

Writer:

Alceu Valença
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Credited cast:
Hermila Guedes ... Maria Bonita
Irandhir Santos ... Lampião
Alceu Valença ... Velho Quiabo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ari de Arimateia Ari de Arimateia ... Severo
Evair Bahia Evair Bahia ... Severo Brilhante
Servílio de Holanda Servílio de Holanda ... Antero Tenente
Khrystal Khrystal ... Nair
Roberto Lessa Roberto Lessa ... Nagib Mazola (velho)
Tito Lívio Tito Lívio ... Severino Castilho
Charles Teony Charles Teony ... Antero Tenente Filho
Bernardo Valença Bernardo Valença ... Palhaço Quiabo
Ceceu Valença Ceceu Valença ... Nagib Mazola (jovem)
Helder Vasconcellos Helder Vasconcellos ... Mateus Encrenqueiro
Ana Claudia Wanguestel Ana Claudia Wanguestel ... Dona Dodô
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In arid and treacherous lands, Lampião and his band are pursued by Antero Tenente and his troop, which faces the capture of the bandit as a matter of honor.

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This is the film debut of "Alceu Valença", that is a famous singer and songwriter from Pernambuco, Brazil. See more »

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The clash of opposing narratives on Brazilian Northeastern bandidos
13 September 2016 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

Beautifully filmed, with great actors (highlight for Hermila Guedes, Irandhir Santos, Evair Bahia, and Servilio de Holanda), an innovative screenplay and edition, this is a strong Brazilian movie which definitely worth watching. The director and writer is a famous Northeast Brazilian composer and both the soundtrack and the poetic lines are an outcome of his musical talent. The plot is somewhat complex to explain not spoiling, but I can say that it connects not only different decades but also fiction and reality. Indeed, more than a differentiation between what is real and what is a lie, the movie may be understood as a film on the struggle between opposing narratives of "cangaceiros". Cangaceiros were bandits from Brazilian Northeastern aridest region who fought vicious local police controlled by greedy landowners. Until nowadays there are interpretations of their history as protectors of the poor against the state abuse or as violent thugs who terrorized a land of nobody. The film not only chooses the first bias - it even portrays Lampião (the most famous cangaceiro) as a romantic poet moved by the hatred for the dictatorship - but also shows its victory through a circus play and Northeaster traditional musical literature "literatura de cordel". In many parts the film resembles Western genre, among them the impressive opening scene. The drawbacks I shall mention in this excellent film are the pace - it loses density sometimes -, some shooting scenes which are not very convincing and a somewhat confusing story. Though, it also has the merit of being authentically Brazilian, a film which could only be made in that country, with some traits which remind national movie innovations from the past and deviate from the world narrative convergence.


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