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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 ... 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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Storyline

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

Arlindo Barreto, 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 »

Connections

References Xou da Xuxa (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Linda Demais
Written by Tavinho Paes & Kiko
Performed by Roupa Nova
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Bingo is a great movie for those who got it
4 September 2017 | by agostino-dallasSee all my reviews

He looks like a clown you probably know...because of trademark rights, the name of the clown, the TV channel names and many people's names were changed to avoid lawsuits. Having said that, it is inspired and really it got very close of the person behind the clown make-up. It will entertain but also shock and disappoint you, all together. But mostly, it is a great movie, realistic and cruel in the details. It is about real life, so you an expect the good and the bad of it. Above all, I was a kid and this movie is very loyal to the reality. How TV drains energy, trade off for success. I believe American audience would not enjoy it so much. The truth is, "Bingo" was not meant to be politically correct movie. It is a great movie.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Bingo: The King of the Mornings See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$899,782
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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