Titles You Haven't Rated (39)
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1950's. A bank manager lives embarrasing people due to his fetish for biting the hands of women. Based on the eponymous short story by Carlos Drummond de Andrade.
A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas. (imdb)
Friends of the recently deceased Quincas take their pal's body on one last tour of his favorite spots in Brazil's Bahia.
The film is based on a true story of northeast of Brazil. Mozart Vieira creates an orchestra composed by peasant and poor children of a miserable small city in order to give them a better life and opportunities. The orchestra becomes popular and the local politicians become jealous seeing Mozart as a new strong and ethical leader starting a fight with lies and conspiracy. Today, the Foundation Music and Life still helps children of the interior of Pernambuco's state.
Documentary on the life and work of José Lins do Rego (1901-1957), one of Brazil's greatest 20th century literary authors, writer of celebrated novels "Menino de Engenho", "Fogo Morto", "Moleque Ricardo", "Riacho Doce" and many more. (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)
It tells the story of acclaimed Brazilian fashion designer Zuzu Angel at the time her son Stuart Angel was captured, tortured, and murdered by the government because of his fight along with the student's movement against the military dictatorship which took over the country in the 60's and 70's. (MadeInBrazil.com)
The life of brazilian goldminers who lived in Bahia in the early 30's.
Ulisses has failed in his professional life, but leads a happy life with his wife Ângela and their two daughters. Until the day he is introduced to Bárbara, a very beautiful woman living in Rio de Janeiro. Ângela becomes her friend and gives her the dress Ulisses had given her. From then on, marital problems arise, and he becomes increasingly attracted to Bárbara. (imdb)
The story of the University of Brasília, since it was only a project in Darcy Ribeiro's head until the fateful events in August 1968 when its campus was invaded by the police, during the military dictatorship, thus putting an end to its independence. (imdb)
Set in the Brazilian badlands in 1910, Behind the Sun tells the story of two families locked in a generations-old deadly feud. It started out as a battle over land, but now it's escalated into a series of reprisals that is claiming the lives of the young men on both sides. (Miramax Films)
A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket (imdb)
The ideological conflict between Joaquim Bolívar (Sérgio Siviero), a young barber member of the Communist Party and the powerful Coronel Gaudêncio (Othon Bastos), a typical province political leader. (imdb)
The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil... (imdb)
A sprawling historical epic tracing the career of Irineu Evangellista de Souza, the 19th-century tycoon who amassed and lost a colossal fortune. (dvdbrazil.com)
Impressões para Clara (1998) - Short Film
Remembrance of things past.
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)
Tristão Roque Brasil is a rude and disillusioned industrialist, who bitter a rogue defeat in the elections for mayor. Betrayed by the woman, seek solace in the opera and pleasure in the bed of the manicure and prostitute Mimi.
A tragedy happens when a cruel farmer forces his son to kill his best friend, son of a rival farmer's, in ambush. The crime brings about serious consequences for the two families, involved in a land dispute in Minas Gerais, a Brazilian state. (imdb)
The principal character in Helvécio Ratton's delightful film has been adapted from a book and comic created by the Brazilian cartoonist Ziraldo, and tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky 10-year-old child growing up in a city in the 60s. (imdb)
Agosto (1993) - TV Mini-Series
TV mini-series about the suicide of Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas
Documentary about the people who came from all over Brazil to work in the construction of the city of Brasília, their stories, and the abuse and humiliation they suffered in the process.
History of father Antônio Vieira, born in Portugal, in 1608, and who died in Salvador, Brasil, in 1697. Considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers, master in Rhetoric, he was persecuted and condemned by Portuguese Inquisition for his position against slavery and colonialism, as well his sympathy for the Hebrews. (imdb)
Galanga, king of Congo brought to Brazil as a slave, finds gold in Vila Rica, in the State of Minas Gerais, and buys his enfranchisement, the properties of his former owner, and his companions' freedom, becoming Chico Rei, the first black man to own lands in Brazil. Written by
TV reporter tries to find out who is killing prostitutes in a São Paulo neighborhood. (imdb)
Documentary about the strikes taking place in São Bernardo do Campo, in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, circa 1979/1980. That moment was of utmost importance, since it revealed a Union leader, Luís Inácio "Lula" da Silva, who later was to become the President of Brazil. It was also the moment when PT, the Party of Workers became a relevant political force in Brazil. (imdb)
The affectionate relationship between mentor Alberto and his favorite pupil Policarpo is disturbed by Alberto's marriage to Helena, with life-changing and long-lasting consequences for all of them.
Documentary about Brazilian history, from 1945 until the 70s, focusing on president Juscelino Kubitschek, his political rise, his philosophy of economical development, his gigantic project of constructing a new capital city for the country, Brasília, in the middle of the jungle, and his last years, after the military takeover, when he was deprived of his political rights and went into a temporary exile. (imdb)
In 1910, in the State of Paraíba, Brazil, a man is expelled from his own land by the ruthless colonel who owns the sugar mill. He asks some outlaws to help him retrieve his land. (imdb)
Based on the novel "Totônio Pacheco", written by João Alphonsus. At the time of the decadence of the great farms of Minas Gerais, Totônio is a symbol of the golden age of state farms: old and accustomed to having all his wills obeyed. However, after moving to his son's home because of his wife's death and the resulting loneliness, he realizes that he has lost his job as a boss and is struggling to regain his prestige by moving to a brothel. (imdb)
In this "fake documentary", a doctor returns to Brazil after his studies in Paris. Setting out to practice Medicine, he becomes an indigenous messiah and, in time, a cannibal. (imdb)
The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways. (imdb)
In the 1930's, in the South of State of Bahia, Brazil, an adventurer with no name or history, who had already been shot 7 times, gets involved in the battle for land and cacao plantations. His plan is to take the place of "Colonel" Santana, taking his wife and money. He starts a bloody conflict, in which many simple people and landowners die.
Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio das Mortes killed Corisco (the "Blond Devil"), last of the Cangaceiros... (imdb)
Adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic novel "Dom Casmurro". Bentinho and Capitu are friends since childhood and end up marrying. But Bentinho destroys his life when he starts suspecting Capitu has an affair with his best friend and that his son is not really his. (imdb)
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of common rural worker Manuel into a life of crime, joining the gang of Antonio's sworn enemy, Corisco the Blond Devil (Othon Bastos), and the Pedra Bonita Massacre. (imdb)
The fight to preserve the access channel to the Fair Water Boys in Salvador, BA, driven by several characters-type (prostitute saveirista, ceramic, etc.) against the powerful who covet the land on which the show unfolds.
Ze is a very poor men from the Brazilian backlands. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Ze makes a promise to God (imdb)
The psychology and life of Brazilian hitmen, common in the Northeast part of the country. In this particular case, the story revolves around a young and idealistic politician from Salvador, whom the enemies are eager to eliminate. (imdb)