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.
Did You Know?
, who inspired the character Augusto / Bingo appears in the scene that the leading character is kicked out the Award Party by two security guards. Arlindo asks: "who is this guy?". See more
References Xou da Xuxa
Written by Tavinho Paes
Performed by Roupa Nova See more
24 August 2017 (Brazil)
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Also Known As:
Bingo: The King of the Mornings
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $899,782
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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