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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 »

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Credited cast:
... Augusto Mendes / Bingo
Leandra Leal ... Lúcia
... Angélica
Augusto Madeira ... Vasconcelos
... Marta Mendes
Cauã Martins ... Gabriel Mendes
Pedro Bial ... Armando
Domingos Montagner ... Palhaço Aparício
Fernando Sampaio ... Palhaço Nando
Raul Barreto ... Dono do Circo
... Peter Olsen
Ricardo Ciciliano ... Cláudio Ricardo
... Gretchen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wally Araújo ... Assistente de Direção Programa do Bingo
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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BRL 8,500,000 (estimated)
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Wagner Moura was cast to be the main character but quit to star in the Narcos (2015) series. To replace him, he suggested the name of his friend Vladimir Brichta, who took the role. By the time of the release a promotional piece made a joke about it: Moura showed up in Bingo's set to tell Brichta he was taking the part back. See more »

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Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 17 December 2017 (2017) See more »

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Conga, Conga, Conga
Written by Mister Sam
Performed by Gretchen
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Conga la Conga
25 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is the best movie of the year so far. I'm from Brazil and this movie makes me hopeful about Brazilian cinema. This is the first movie of Daniel Rezende and he does an incredibly work here, he perfectly combines humor and drama, it is a very sentimental movie and only because of the perfect performance of Vladimir Brichta, he is a very complex character which has a very powerful fight against his own demons. All The supporting characters are great as well


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