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Bingo: The King of the Mornings (2017)

Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs (original title)
Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Rezende

Writers:

Luiz Bolognesi, Fabio Meira (collaborating writer)
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Credited cast:
Vladimir Brichta ... Augusto Mendes / Bingo
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ... Lúcia
Tainá Müller Tainá Müller ... Angélica
Augusto Madeira Augusto Madeira ... Vasconcelos
Ana Lúcia Torre ... Marta Mendes
Cauã Martins Cauã Martins ... Gabriel Mendes
Pedro Bial Pedro Bial ... Armando
Domingos Montagner Domingos Montagner ... Palhaço Aparício
Fernando Sampaio Fernando Sampaio ... Palhaço Nando
Raul Barretto Raul Barretto ... Dono do Circo
Soren Hellerup ... Peter Olsen
Ricardo Ciciliano Ricardo Ciciliano ... Cláudio Ricardo
Emanuelle Araújo ... Gretchen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wally Araújo Wally Araújo ... Assistente de Direção Programa do Bingo
Roberto Audio Roberto Audio ... Pastor
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Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50's. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as "BINGO", a television host clown. With his irreverent humor and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his true identity. Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity. With makeup on, he brings happiness to children across the country but not to his own son Gabriel, that sees his father distancing himself in search of recognition. Filled with irony and humor and an exaggerated pop look from the backstage universe of the Brazilian 80's television, the film tells the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay. Written by TMV

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Trivia

Mamma Conchetta stands for Vovó Mafalda, while Garoto Pulga stands for Papai Papudo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nobody's Looking: Oh My Hamster (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Molambo nº 1
Written by Moises Vivanco
Performed by Yma Sumac
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the best Brazilian film since City of God?
3 January 2018 | by miguelneto-74936See all my reviews

Brazilian cinema has always had enough quality and could easily have won the Oscar for best foreign film for the excellent City of God, but this year the film was not nominated, but at least it got 4 nominations, including in the best director category and it was a great made, but never managed to win the Oscar, but Bingo: The King of the Morning was a big bet to finally get this prize, but will not get again because it was not among the pre-competitors, but still a lot of people consider Bingo: The King of the Morning The best Brazilian film since City of God, I disagree, is a good movie, but in that time frame had better movies, it is a movie that has a narrative style a bit like Birdman won from Oscar best film in 2014, and the plot is based on the real story of Arlindo Barreto who was the Bozo clown in Brazil, the film he is good, has great moments, and good performances, Vladimir Britcha is excellent the movie has a problem in the dramatic scenes, it stretches a lot and sometimes it's a little forced, it could be shorter the scenes, some characters are very caricature and there are others that no relevance in the film and could be easily cut from the film, the direction of Daniel Rezende is very competent but I think he could have taken better advantage of some actors, I did not like the son of the protagonist that is interpreted by Cauã Martins, I think he's not so important in the movie, Bingo: The King of the Morning is a good movie, but it could have been better. Note 7.5


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Release Date:

24 August 2017 (Brazil) See more »

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Budget:

BRL8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$899,782
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2.35 : 1
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