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The newest Ivan Cardoso's incursion into pop and experimental film, presenting an incredible collection of 20 short films edited by Gurcius Gewdner, including restored films and new 2012 and 2013 productions, ranging from musicals to erotic films, animations and even newsreels. It also pays homage to the old Cine AC movie theaters and movie screenings, which were popular in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s.
O Sarcófago Macabro (2005) - Direct-to-Video
The CIA agent Ed Stone (Carlo Mossy) discovers a dossier whose content reveals that Adolf Hitler was still alive in the form of a mummy.
An escapee from a psychiatric hospital tells his personal drama in a bar, since the day that he found himself unemployed on the eve of New Year. Living in a claustrophobic apartment in Copacabana, the character maintains as the only link with the outside world the news given regularly by a television reporter.
Member of a gang steals a stone of U$300,000, but when his boss discovers has only an imitation begins to pursue him. Thus, for a coup attempt he runs the risk of death and involves his ex-girlfriend and his best friend.
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)
O Anjo (The Angel) is a millionaire playboy who fights the forces of crime, especially his deadly enemy, the arch-villain Escorpião Escarlate (Scarlet Scorpion), who recently has kidnapped the fashion designer Glória Campos, who is in love with our hero. (imdb)
During the military dictatorship, Dr. Athos Moreira Brazil is a coroner, cold and lonely doctor who provides services to the organs of political repression, forging reports natural for victims of torture regima death. He falls for Tana Divino, sensual, mystical and loving, who works at a nightclub, voicing famous singers.
In a country town in the state of Minas Gerais , Brazil, Januária is going to marry the shy and naive Amorim. But in her heart she wants to escape with her dream hero, the cowboy Roy Pereira, and start a new life in Texas. (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)
O Vampiro (1988) - Direct-to-Video
A manifesto film about the fall of man to bureaucracy and money.
Twin brothers arrive in Rio during the Carnival. One is a priest and is going to work in a parish; the other, a drug-dealer, in a business trip to sell cocaine. They're not aware of each other's presence. People expecting them always get in touch with the wrong guy. (imdb)
A group of friends go to a haunted castle in search of treasure.
Botanist is incapable of handling a carnivore plant that turns its victims into vampires. Clumsy detective and his secretary are hired to solve the mysterious deaths happening in a nightclub show. (imdb)
The existential questions of two young women who live together and want to produce a play based on Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. "Baixo Gávea" is a region in Rio de Janeiro crammed with bars where actors and other artists used to get together.
In Rio de Janeiro's bohemian district called Lapa, during the '40s, a stylish and popular scoundrel exploits a cabaret singer, and earns his living by means of petty swindles. But then he meets Ludmila, the cabaret owner's daughter, who wants to get rich smuggling goods in times of war. (imdb)
Mr. Kapa and his assistant meet Iara, a mythical being, in a river with purple waters. Geléia, the assistant, fills a bottle with this magic water and makes three puppets turn alive. (imdb)
Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. (imdb)
80s Brazilian Comedy
Fiction about the coming of the modernist French poet Blaise Cendrars to Brazil.
The time-frame is the 1930s, during the dictatorial regime of Getulio Vargas. Because of his anti-Vargas sentiments, Ramos is shipped off to a hellhole of a prison island. Knowing full well that he's expected to die in jail rather than be "rehabilitated," Ramos nonetheless survives, if for no other reason than to expose the sadistic cruelties of Vargas' minions... (All Movie Guide)
Group of eccentric people gather at a popular bar in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, doomed to be closed to give way to the construction of a big building. Intellectuals, artists, night-people in general join forces to try to avoid its demolition. Among its costumers, we find Ana, an actress, her husband Zeca, an intellectual type in crisis about his work for TV, artists, newspapermen, a female researcher, and a couple who's always quarreling, only to be reconciled moments later. (imdb)
It tells the story of a magician that travels with his beautiful assistant through small towns in Brazil. The movie is about his own transformation from a sophisticated thief to a prisoner with social concerns. He is a master of illusion. In one town he creates the illusion of abundance which is the opposite of the real situation. He is thrown in prison by the local police chief (the delegado). (imdb)
After his adventure in the land, the ET returned to his home planet. It turns out that it seems, the ET did not arrive at your destination because your girlfriend Etéia arrives in his spaceship to Rio de Janeiro, hoping to find his beloved and gets involved in several skirmishes ...
The friends Curió, Boroca (Dedé Santana), Mexelete and Bateia venture in search of gold in the mine of Serra Pelada... (imdb)
Laughed at when he announced the discovery of the elixer of life, a scientist Professor Expedito Vitus devotes himself to the reconstitution of a map which has been divided into eight parts. The owners of these parts are being mysteriously murdered. Thanks to this map, he ends up making the most important archaeological discovery of the century: the tomb of Runamb, the Mummy, in the sands of Egypt...(imdb)
Public relations man is invited to guide American millionaire during his stay in Rio de Janeiro. In this course, he gets involved in the most bizarre situations, from orgiastic mega-parties and sexy ménages-a-trois to confrontations with the police, meetings with drug dealers and movie stars, facing corruption and even murder.
The biography of controversial Brazilian artist Luz del Fuego (her artistic name), highlighting her eccentric lifestyle and public manifestations. As in the film, she is best remembered for being ahead of her time, and for her public outcry (also the movie's tagline): Todo Mundo Nu! (Everyone get naked!). She was also an ardent activist of nudism, in an era where nudism was not exactly embraced. (imdb)
The moral contradictions of the 70 are shown by Paulo Cunha Melo Chupadinho typical hustler who lives on the high tide of capitalism. He lies, cheats, betrays and is betrayed. Happy, despite the prevailing misery, leaves his wife in a convent and goes to Carnival in Rio, where he falls in love with a star and go to the brink of moral depravity. This opens a loophole for inevitable future consequences. This movie was banned in Brazil.
An architect has his family brutally murdered and leaves for relentless vengeance.
In Rio de Janeiro of the 80's, Maria Cecilia, the virgin seventeen years old daughter of the wealthy and powerful Dr. Werneck, is raped by five black men when her car has an engine problem nearby an isolated junkyard. Her upper class family decides that Maria Cecilia needs to get married, and Werneck assigns his manager Peixoto to find a fiancee among the employees of the family's company... (imdb)
Engraçadinha is a sexy teenager, with whom every man wants to get involved, except her cousin Sílvio, the only man she loves. On Sílvio's engagement day, she seduces him at the party and becomes pregnant. But her father, Dr. Arnaldo, tells her a horrible secret, saying that her child cannot be born. A tragedy ensues. (imdb)
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.
Three segments based on stories in the Brazilian book of the same name.
Bububu no Bobobó shows the decline of the brazilian "Teatro de Revista" in te middle of the 20th century.
Rio de Janeiro crooks rove about, performing petty tricks to survive, and get involved with a woman who steals cars. (imdb)
Counting on her looks, beautiful and mysterious woman blackmails powerful businessmen involved in fishy schemes, getting everything she wants from them in return for her silence. (imdb)
Story about people who experience situations beyond accepted moral patterns. Among them, a girl who engages in prostitution, despite having a serious relationship, and gets involved with her boyfriend's father. We also see an intellectual type guy who is unable to control his sexual impulses. (imdb)
A caboclo's soul wanders through purgatory (or hell), visiting many places until he boards a ship whose destination is unknown. (imdb)
Man has a clandestine radio station in a shantytown, and broadcasts the swindles happening in the city, at the same time running absurd contests with preposterous prizes. (imdb)
A rich and conservative industrialist's lack of values and existential misery, though he keeps looking for a possible personal redemption. (imdb)
She is a fortune teller, he is a killer on the run. He gives her a ride and an tragic love affair begins. (imdb)
Tired of the frenetic and futile way of life of big cities, a famous movie actress returns to the small town of Cataventos, her hometown, as a way to reconnect with her past lifestyle. However, as local politicians uncover her plans to spend a season in the city, they seek to capitalize on the star's presence in the region as much as possible, as a way to use her influence to defend their favorite causes. (adorocinema)
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)
A lawyer leaves his career and fiancée behind to chase the criminals who killed his family. (imdb)
Three bandits compel a scientist to reveal the region where lives King Mong, a gorilla of 15 meters, and go into the jungle with the intention to bring the monkey to show it in big cities. Costinha and his friend Ferrugem, who inhabit the realms of King Mong, are trapped by leopard men and, by decision of their fat queen, are destined to be sacrificed by God Mong.
The story revolves around a group of squatters who assaults a film crew during the carnival, and with the equipment stolen, decides to make a film on slum.
Adventures of a migrant who comes from Northeast Brazil to Rio de Janeiro, where he meets a prostitute. (imdb)
Woman hires three clumsy adventurers to rescue her missing archaeologist father, who was trying to find the legendary King Solomon's mines. (imdb)
Life and death of the Jesuit who fought for the peaceful relationship between colonists and Indians (imdb)
The story of a poor woman living in the backwoods of Brazil and working as a maid. One day she is unfairly fired from the house where she was working and goes to the big city, facing a cruel and hostile world, working in factories, bars and bordellos.
Carlos is fat, one wealthy family of fellow, but sad for rejection because of their weight. It is when he meets Sakhan fakir, a thin man, who struggle to live and left the northeast of Brazil to the big city.
Reg owns the store "Tem Tudo... E Muito Mais" (Has Everything... And Much More). To satisfy his customers, he is forced to perform the most strange functions.
Monstro Caraíba is my view of Brazilian protohistory, a blanket of bits of legends of ancient America... the cinema that interests people is the cinema of discovery, of the retina's decentralization. The key to the film is the discovery of a new, original bone structure of America. The discovery I get my information from legends of a series of dinosaur bones which I encountered and then put together in the film. (J. Bressane).
A civil servant fantasizes about being a 19th-century Baron, and he is joined by a co-worker and mistress who role plays as a Countess during their intimate moments. Everything goes well until his overbearing mother comes to live with him. (imdb)
Four bandits kidnap the son of a wealthy farmer. On the trail, they seek shelter in a lonely farm where they live a widow and her young granddaughter. One of the thieves starts a torrid affair with the girl, raising intrigues and ambitions. His partner then decides not to split the ransom money.
In Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, the homosexual drug dealer lord Rainha Diaba (Milton Gonçalves) decides to find a scapegoat to save his lover from the jail for traffic with students. His gang, under the command of Catitu (Nelson Xavier), uses the young pimp Bereco (Stepan Nercessian), but he escapes from the police siege and decides to break and rob the points where Rainha Diaba sells his marijuana, initiating a bloody war against the powerful dealer. (imdb)
João, a playboy, spends his last day as a single in a resort hotel, where he seduces a teenager and gets involved with the casino singer. (imdb)
Leniza was a famous singer of the past, and is now part of the jury of a talent show television. She remembers all his artistic career, since he was a humble seller of a pharmaceutical company who dreamed of fame on radio's heyday.
Having come out recently from jail, a tramp decides to cheat a false millionaire, who only appears to be rich. (imdb)
In Northeast Brazil, after carrying out some comissioned killing, hitman returns home to find his wife involved with a man who is a hitman hunter. A conflict ensues. (imdb)
Sexy blonde meets a man who calls himself "the king of the pack". He had been told about this relationship by a fortuneteller. (imdb)
The troubled routine of a pregnant unmarried woman who tries to give a good education to her six-year-old daughter, when they move from a poor neighborhood to Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. (imdb)
A millionaire Aníbal sponsor a car racing, the "Youth's Rally". A couple, Helena and Fernando, want to be part of the competition but after a fight between both, they decide to compete in a team only with men and another one with women. (imdb)
An unhappily married woman becomes the mistress to a sleaze-ball who introduces her to a group of satanists who are willing to kill her rich husband.
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)
Ali Baba falls for a former trapeze artist who was paralyzed in an accident and wants to get money to make the girl recover their health. Ali Baba discovers a hidden deposit of 40 thieves, and finds many bars and diamonds too fake money. (imdb)
Successful manager is haunted by a sinister character who enters his dreams, Dr. Moura Brasil. (imdb)
The Four Keys Magic is a 1971 Brazilian film of the fantasy genre, directed by Alberto Salvá. The film is a recreation of the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm.
Erotic comedy in five segments, starring the same actor (Chico Anysio)
A university professor escapes to a motel in the interior, pursued by police. His arrival will represent an inevitable clash betweenhis rationality and the primitivism of Jorjão, the motel owner and his mistress Rosenda.
The adventures of a man of many women and jobs. (imdb)
Lúcia McCartney is a modern girl who likes to have dates with men. The commission agents have her phone number and convenes meetings with businessmen who need to have fun. On one occasion knows the rich industrial José Roberto, whose demand for more serious relationship is thwarted by social climbing and the lifestyle of each one.
An allegorical film about Brazil's origins
A dysfunctional family, composed of a prostitute and two gays, one strong and the other fragile and stupid, lives a routine life in Rio de Janeiro. When the slut threatens the other two to stop supporting them, they decide to find an odalisque as an alternative to keep their easy life. (imdb)
Moreira lives in a pension, works in a firm and is engaged to Angelina for 12 years. One day he meets Roberto, an old friend, who advises him to try something better. Moreira prefers the right, albeit modest. Angelina irritated with the long engagement weapon violent fight and Moreira gets married. After the honeymoon the couple will live in the back of a widow's house in Jacarepaguá. A few years later he meets Roberto again. This time Angelina also insists on improvement.
Unhappy with what he'd got from life, Pedro Diabo becomes a dread outlaw, whom the police is looking for. In his life of crime, he has the love and support of a strange woman, Rosa Meia-Noite, chorus girl who likes to wear rich costumes in Carnival Balls. (imdb)
Tom, a dangerous thug, takes refuge in the house of a prosecutor tells him of his life of crime, trying to convince him of the futility of theories against the real facts.
The real story of Brazilian outlaw José Rosa de Miranda, known as Mineirinho. (imdb)
True story of a famous and violent Brazilian outlaw nicknamed "Paraíba". After being shot, Paraíba tries to hide inside a church, where he starts remembering episodes of his criminal life. (imdb)
The counterfeiter Clementino begins to be pursued by Interpol. Arriving in SP, he notices the presence of the police and suffers an accident. However, it does have a double, which causes enormous confusion.
When powerful outlaw "Boca de Ouro" dies, a reporter interviews his former lover Guigui, to try to outline his personality. But the woman offers him three different versions of the facts, following the changes of her own personal feelings towards the man. (imdb)
Professor Inacius Isidorius finishes to launch a rocket manned for a monkey successfully in orbit around the Land. After this, he wants send two men to the Moon, before the Americans or the Russians. But, there are a problem: this men must be useless and completely unnecessary people.
Alligator raiser from the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, travels to his nephew's, and takes the maid Etelvina for his nephew's wife.
Minervina used to work in the house of a baron in Minas Gerais. Now she comes to Rio de Janeiro to work for Melita, who is one of the descendents of the baron. The trouble begins when Dr. Pereira falls in love with Minervina. (MKO)
Two naive men of the port area of Rio de Janeiro become involved with a dangerous gang of smugglers.
Living at the peaceful small town of Desterro, pharmacist Aristides and photographer Bronco get distressed when it becomes the target of the attack of dangerous criminals. (imdb)
Somebody is selling songs for two recording companies, simultaneously. The owner of one of them hires a detective to find out the swindler's identity. But the private-eye is clumsy, and messes things up even more. (imdb)
Comedy about two bookies who find a police investigator who gets a split personality after receiving a blow to the head.
Barber likes to help everybody in town. Now, he's trying to help a young couple in love defeat the girl's tutor, who is against the romance. (imdb)
A street vendor, Vincent, after confusion backstage at a nightclub, exchange his bag of swag by another containing counterfeit money. Ignoring the fact, does not benefit the "money" that is discovered by the landlady where he lives and ends up using the most unethical arrangements to sell their merchandise. But, even so finds it difficult to pay back rent ...
Tired of the court, the prince of Araquelândia mistaken identity with a strawman double to appreciate the carnival of Rio de Janeiro next to his butler. While the real falls in revelry, the false prince runs into trouble with the political problems of the foreign country, including a corrupt ambassador and a terrorist
Scientist announces he has discovered a chemical process to turn human bones into gold. The news starts a frantic chase for human bones, with people going to cemeteries in droves. (imdb)
Fake fortune-teller works with the help of her brother, who gets information on her clients.
Hillbilly avoids a train disaster, becoming a hero. A dishonest politician tries to take advantage of the fact, to promote himself. (imdb)
Barber's jeep crash against crazy scientist's house, where the latter was building a time-machine. The crash triggers the machine, taking them to Gaza kingdom, circa 1153 B.C., where they get involved in many funny situations. Spoof of Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949). (imdb)
Clementino is a postman who doesn't have much talent for the job and is 6 months behind in the payment of his apartment. While delivering a correspondence, he is kidnapped by a masked bandit, but manages to escape, and ends up helping the police in the capture of the whole gang, getting a lot of money as reward. (imdb)
The mishaps of a couple of itinerant artists, Tonico and Tião, who go around Brazil searching for fame and fortune. The duo's trip is marred by difficult and funny situations, especially when Tião starts to feel neglected by his partner. (imdb)
Intent on offering his fiancée a better life, countryman heads for Rio de Janeiro in search of a place in the sun. With no contacts in the big city, he gets involved with the crime underworld connected with illegal betting. (imdb)
A gang, leaded by the unknown and mysterious Anjo (angel in Portuguese), robs a jewelry and schedules a meeting in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, in Copacabana. The identification would be through a cigarette case with an angel, and the password "- Is everything all right?" Meanwhile, the director Ricardo is preparing a show for the carnival in the hotel with Marina, and they love each other... (imdb)