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Arábia (2017)

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Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminum factory. One day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers.

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João Dumans (co-writer), Affonso Uchoa (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Aristides de Sousa Aristides de Sousa ... Cristiano
Murilo Caliari Murilo Caliari ... Andre
Gláucia Vandeveld Gláucia Vandeveld
Renata Cabral Renata Cabral ... Ana
Renan Rovida Renan Rovida ... Renan
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André is an 18-year-old boy who lives near an aluminum factory in the industrial city of Ouro Preto, in southeastern Brazil. One day, after a fatal accident that has occurred in the factory, he is sent to the home of the dead worker, Christian, to collect some of his belongings. There you will find a newspaper that describes the last years in the life of the worker, a man who spent his entire life in the midst of poverty and social oppression. The first film directed jointly by Joao Dumans and Affonso Uchoa tells the adventures, loves and despairs of Cristiano, a fascinating character whose lyrical gaze immerses us in the reality of the most disadvantaged class in Brazil.

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Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

5 April 2018 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Araby See more »

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Budget:

BRL 500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$38,399, 18 October 2018
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Color (HD)| Color

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1.85 : 1
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Blues Run the Game
Written by Jackson C. Frank
Performed by Jackson C. Frank
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Wonderful film
18 May 2017 | by georgiamorganSee all my reviews

I just saw this film yesterday in Lisbon, where it had won the Jury Prize at Indielisboa. I knew nothing about it except for the fact it was Brazilian, and I had lived in Brazil for eight years, so went to see it with my Brazilian partner. We both loved it. It was a extremely sad film overall but had moments of great humour and of great tenderness. Some people have criticized it for not being "political" enough but it was all the more moving for focusing on the personal rather than on slogans. For those of us who know Brazil it comes over as really authentic. The dialogue is spot-on. Recommended for anyone who likes thoughtful cinema.


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