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A Miss e o Dinossauro (2005) - Short Film
A short documentary about Belair Films in Super 8.
In the B&W first part, a customs agent, Dr. Amnésio, examines some reels of film, a documentary Orson Welles made about Brazil, and tries to confiscate the material. The color second part shows a party in which those repression agents celebrate their victory against freedom and creativity. (imdb)
Continuing his four-year research into Orson Welles' 1942 trip to Rio, Rogerio Sganzeria rounds out his trilogy with this Brazilian documentary, an assemblage of interviews, radio programs, film clips, photos, graphic designs, and samba music, combining to explain how Welles lost control of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) while he was filming It's All True in Brazil. (All Movie Guide)
Perigo Negro (1992) - Short Film
The story of a very talented Brazilian soccer player, who played for Flamengo, the most popular team in Rio de Janeiro, but whose free-wheeling spirit prevented fame and fortune.
Orson Welles acted in Brazilian culture and music by deeply researching Brazil's historical geology, consciously completing a legendary cultural mission. Although being turned down by Hollywood producers, he developed a triumphantly accomplished mission in the language domain... (imdb)
This densely-packed and odd docudrama refers back to Orson Welles' 1942 visit to Brazil to make a movie called "It's All True." Using newsreel footage from that period, re-enactments of his visit, and excerpts from his movies and radio shows, director Rogerio Sganzerla seems to imply that politics intervened in Welles' project, cutting it short...
Noel por Noel (1981) - Short Film
Homage to the great Brazillian samba songwriter Noel Rosa (1910-1937). (imdb)
Brasil (1981) - Short Film
Behind the scenes of recording Joao Gilberto's Brazil, in 1981, with the presence of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethania in the studio. Dorival Caymmi, Ary Barroso, Grande Otelo and Eros Volúsia in rare performances, and Orson Welles, in Carnival, complete this short, which presents a singular image of the country. (sganzwelles.blogspot.com)
Man tries to decipher a manuscript about an ancient civilization and gets involved in strange situations. In fact, the plot is just an excuse to tackle the subjects of mysticism and human condition. (imdb)
Banker, acting as an international front, lives dangerously among a blonde, a brunette and a dark woman, his lover. (imdb)
The saga of some Copacabana dwellers: Sônia Silk, a prostitute also known as Miss Prado Júnior and Peroxide Beast; her gay brother, addicted to smelling his boss's underwear; and Mr. Grillo, the boss. (imdb)
Ângela Carne e Osso (Angela Meat and Bone), a young nymphomaniac, lives surrounded by delinquents, and exerts intense allure on them, dominating them all with her erotic power. (imdb)
HQ (1969) - Short Film
Documentary that synthesizes the evolution of comic books since Yellow Kid until Spirit. (imdb)
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims. (imdb)