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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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Cast

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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director's Daniel Rezende son acted in a sequel set inside of a school. This ended out of the final cut, but were added as extras in the DVD edition. See more »

Connections

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

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99 Red Balloons
Written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, Karlo Carges & Kevin McAlea
Performed by Nena
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Sex, Drugs and Television
27 September 2017 | by eagandersongilSee all my reviews

the national cinema returning to fill the movie theaters to see a quality movie, and this return could not be in a better way, portraying the story of the rise and fall of one of the greatest icons of Brazilian television of the 80s, Bozo, or rather, Bingo, since the feature did not get the copyrights, is a great movie, with great performances and a top-level, escrachado direction. critical, surreal, dramatic and entertaining, "Bingo- the kings of mantras" is a quality nostalgia, as well as a biography of Brazilian television from the 80's. With a linear and biobibliographic script, the great sin of the script is to develop many The film could have more than 20 minutes, at times it seems that there is a lack of rhythm and in the end it seems that there is no story, and that is the great sin of the movie, we tire but it has the full sensation that it has seen the summary of the history of Bingo. Technically the film is splendid. Daniel Rezende, walks with his camera, faztraveling, makes closed plans, blurring, closes and beautiful aerial plans, and even subjective camera he uses, he more than just films a story, he gives points of view of his work that composes a whole , a clear photograph, a great use of lighting, that can make the screen shine in the big moments of Bingo and darken in its low moments, all aligned to a good soundtrack, with a lot of national rock and a competent assembly, but that does not enchant, since the assembly is the most observable aspect of the film, seeing the history of its director. Vladimir Brichta gives a show of performance, not only transgressive of Bingo, but in his calm moments, of reflection, of depression, of pure fall, despair and anguish, his performasse is remarkable and does not fall the level. Daniel Rezende, was editor of great films like; City of God, Elite Troop, Tree of Life .... and also worked with great directors and great actors, and finally makes his debut in the direction, is a good name, and it is good to keep an eye on him, the national cinema of quality on the big screen.


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