Titles You Haven't Rated (50)
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Hebe Camargo established herself as one of the most emblematic TV hosts in Brazil. Her career underwent a number of changes over the years; in the 1980s, during Brazil's transition from dictatorship to democracy, she (then 60) decided to control her own career and, regardless of chauvinistic criticism, her jealous husband and powerful bosses, revealed herself to the audience as an extraordinary woman.
Known in Brazil for her romantic comedies, Julia Rezende shifts gears in this feature film with a dark Coen Brothers-like drama about 4 friends -Vladimir, his wife Clivia, Regina and Primo- who concoct an outrageous plan to get out of their financial doldrums: to kidnap a millionaire, Regina's former boss. However, They lack experience and the proper "criminal" element in their individual souls. As the plan moves forward, their frustrations, ambitions and fears emerge, often hilariously. (imdb)
After watching a play, a group waits for the bus that will take them back to their homes. They no longer live in São Paulo, they moved in search of a better quality of life and greater security. But on leaving the theater, the bus is locked and the driver is not around. Frightened, they begin to notice the homeless people and the darkness around.
1971. a troupe of actors faces difficulties in mounting a play by Bertolt Brecht.
Comedic portrait of middle-aged women in Rio de Janeiro, including overworked housewife Magali and her over-the-top twin sister Magda, psychoanalyst Paula and her troublesome daughter Melanie, and stage star in crisis Lise. (imdb)
A star medical examiner is called to Brasília, the administrative capital of Brazil, to confirm the identity of a beautiful, young congressional aide's dead body. But his scientific rigor soon leads him to details of a multi-layered political scandal. (imdb)
In Northeastern of Brazil, the father of the twelve years old illiterate Maria sells his daughter to Tadeu to be employed as a housemaid and have a better life. (imdb)
Pros 2 is about brazilian football. Rich players, poor players, businessmen, managers, lawyers, journalists and young women.... (brazilianfilmfestival)
An accident involving a flying manhole cover leads to a chance meeting between two childhood friends: a widow and the owner of a beauty parlor. Thus begins an entertaining game of seduction that brings memories and hidden desires to the surface - furtive passions that end up threatening the hairdresser's de facto marriage. (imdb)
After 20 years of exile in Paris, Gustavo returns to his native city São Paulo. Back home, he encounters a place which no longer exists. His old friends and family members have changed, almost beyond recognition. He tries to recapture the past, and make some sense of his life, that of his friends and family, and the present state of his native country. (imdb)
Ivan Canabrava is a writer, turned insurance ivestigator who investigates mysterious deaths involving Bufo Marinus. Bufo Marinus is a frog poison causing catalepsy in humans, simulating death, enabling grand insurance fraud and other crimes. Ten years later, now as a successful writer, similar characters possibly using Bufo Marinus reappear and create an intricate plot full of surprises. (imdb)
BMW Vermelho (2001) - Short Film
This short is a tragic comedy about a poor unemployed worker, and his family, who live in a 'favela' (Brazilian shantytown). He wins a brand new red BMW car and sees his life transformed. His survival, which was already difficult, becomes dramatic and quite extraordinary. (imdb)
A young boy's (Oliveira) mother is killed in front of Rio de Janeiro's Central Station. Homeless and with nowhere to turn, he is reluctantly befriended by a lonely and cynical woman (Montenegro). Resisting her initial impulse to make a quick profit off the child, she commits to returning him to his father in Brazil's remote Northeast. The trip becomes a quest for their own identities: one boy's search for his father, and one woman's search for her heart. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Tribute to the world of soccer in Brazil. Group of ex-soccer players gather in a bar in São Paulo to remember old stories of their prime. (imdb)
This is a remake of Brazil's first international success in the cinema world. Just as its same name predecessor was, this film is a fictional version of the story of the "cangaceiros." These were bandits who sacked towns and spread terror throughout Northeastern Brazil in the 1930s. This group of outlaws is led by Captain Galdino (played by Paulo Orgulho) and his wife Maria Bonita (Luiza Tome). (imdb)
A journalist is placed upon the management of a large broadcasting company to the capital of Brazil at the time of local elections. She must now face ideological and ethical questions, brought back by a left-wing former boyfriend and her own colleagues. At the same time, a free-lancer spy is sent by an obscure figure in politics to manipulate the elections and its media coverage. (imdb)
A detective is hired by a mysterious woman to find her missing husband, a master of disguises, and important industry executive. (imdb)
On a Saturday morning, an advertising crew arrives at a decadent old building downtown São Paulo to shoot a TV commercial. And then everything goes wrong, beginning with a broken elevator. The building itself, built in the 30's for the upper class, now has problems of every sort: broken elevators, deaths, thefts, and other weird events. (imdb)
A film adaptation of Lygia Fagundes Telles' book
Tanta Estrela Por Aí... (1992) - Short Film
Inspired by the life of the Brazilian singer and composer Raul Seixas. (imdb)
Exiled in Acapulco, the bon vivant Dino cheats a rich widow into financing his coming back to Brazil. To avoid getting caught, he hides in a coffin. His fake burial is celebrated in high style and it doesn't take long before he starts getting himself into weird situations. (imdb)
Guel is a guy who lives for surf. But he falls in love with a rich girl, and she gets pregnant. Soon he is forced to choose between surfing or a job at his father-in-law's business. (imdb)
Overbearing man changes after a few drinks, becoming affectionate and generous. His driver takes advantage of these moments. (imdb)
Hired to entertain a party in a luxury home, in São Paulo, a musician, a snooker player, and an old decadent actor keep waiting downstairs, never being invited to the party upstairs to perform their acts. (imdb)
In 1964, a group of young people from Rio de Janeiro spend a summer in Petrópolis, an uphill resort town, where they have a good time, including adventures and romance. (imdb)
Biography of Patrícia Galvão, aka Pagu, a legendary personage, muse and activist of Brazilian Modernism in art, during the 1920s until the 1940s. She shocked the society of her time, but charmed artists such as painter Tarsila do Amaral and writer Oswald de Andrade, having had an affair with the latter. For her political engagement, she was constantly harassed by Brazilian authorities. (imdb)
Biography of the actress Leila Diniz, which irreverent way of life incited controversials in Brasil during the decades of 1960 and 1970. Leila, that suffered pursuits in brazilian military dictatorship period, was symbol of women liberation in the country, as well godness of the tropicalism moviment.
Gilberto loses his job as chauffeur to be caught in a motel with his wife's boss. To keep himself and his mother, Shirley, Gilberto goes through various jobs, gaff the bus driver to Japanese tourists. He is still haunted by Veronica, a nearby hot chick married to an Argentine who works at night and during the day just want to sleep. It is when a new neighbor, Marcia arrives in the building, pregnant from her ex-boyfriend.
The destiny of four women - a beautiful model, an alcoholic, a middle-aged spinster and a famous model - is traced inside an advertising agency. They all look for true love and professional recognition, but get involved in turbulent relationships instead. (imdb)
This Brazilian erotic thriller tells the story of a young boy named Hugo who is sent to stay with his mother in a large, expensive house. It turns out that the house is a brothel and his mother is one of its resident prostitutes. Years later, Hugo, now an old politician, returns to the house to relive what happened there... (All Movie Guide)
A famous soap opera actress discovers her sexuality after breaking up with her former boyfriend, an important TV executive.
Anthropological and scientific experiments are conducted on a desert island by Dr. Blum (Pereio) and Elza (Ruth de Souza). They have the help of an old fisherman and the employee responsible for tasks.
Zionists hire a hitman to kill a war criminal Nazi who's exiled in a Latin American country, protected by the local dictator. (imdb)
Robber gets into a house in the Santa Teresa district, in Rio de Janeiro, and kidnaps a family's youngest son. Based on a true kidnapping happened in Rio, whose victim, the kid Carlinhos, has never been found until now. (imdb)
Three segments based on stories in the Brazilian book of the same name.
Two contrasting social groups get in touch: three architects and three street urchins, all struggling for survival. (imdb)
The life of Brazilian policeman Mariel Mariscot, who belonged to the Police elite until being accused of corruption, and of being the leader of a group of policemen who killed outlaws without a proper judgement, the so called "Esquadrão da Morte" (Death Squad). (imdb)
Girl and her boyfriend are kidnapped. She develops a strange attraction to her kidnapper and the two get involved. (imdb)
Unhappy with her marriage, woman looks for sexual satisfaction by any means. (imdb)
In the Brazilian 30s, a blacksmith is accused of his wife's death and becomes a hero and political leader. (imdb)
Woman runs away having the company of her daughter, the ultimate brat, in a journey full of bizarre events. (imdb)
Carlos and Suely are a normal couple. He has some extramarital adventures and she's a standard housewife. During a Carnival, when he goes out wearing a vampire costume, Suely decides to follow a friend's advice and go for it. On Ash Wednesday, he finds her with an odalisk costume on and happier than usual... (imdb)
Caught in a compromising situation, couple is blackmailed but, since they don't accept to play the game, their daughter is kidnapped and may be killed. (imdb)
Carlos, a married lawyer, gets involved with one of his clients. But the relationship turns into an obsession. The woman understands she'll never manage to separate Carlos from his wife, and decides to leave him, running away with another man. (imdb)
Having come out recently from jail, a tramp decides to cheat a false millionaire, who only appears to be rich. (imdb)
Cristina, a young woman recently married, becomes a widow before her marriage to farmer Alexandrão is consummated. She hopes to find some peace in the apartment she inherited from her late husband, in Rio de Janeiro. But there a scoundrel called Constantino starts to court her. The problem is that everytime they go to bed, her husband's ghost appears to prevent their lovemaking. (imdb)
While waiting for directions, two revolutionaries hide in a church, where they meet a woman who wants to have a son... (imdb)
Successful manager is haunted by a sinister character who enters his dreams, Dr. Moura Brasil. (imdb)
Erotic comedy in five segments, starring the same actor (Chico Anysio)