Terror in Brazilby antonivakin | created - 25 Oct 2016 | updated - 02 Apr 2018 | Public
Military dictatorship in Brazil, 1964-85. Terror, repressions, resistance.
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1. The Dare (1966)
81 min | Drama
Passively facing the repression imposed by military dictatorship in Brazil in the 60s, a journalist gets into a personal crisis, aggravated by his love affair with an industrialist's wife, ... See full summary »
2. As Meninas (1995)
92 min | Drama
Inspired in Lygia Fagundes Telles's famous book, the film follows three very different girls (Lorena, Lia and Ana Clara) living in a boarding house during some of the most repressive moments of Brazil's military dictatorship.
3. O Corpo (1991)
80 min | Comedy
Xavier, a pharmacist, lives peacefully in bigamy with his two women, Carmen and Beatriz, but the harmony breaks down when they find he has another lover, Monique, a nightclub dancer.
4. Tanga (Deu no New York Times?) (1987)
90 min | Comedy
The dictator of a small Caribbean island receives the New York Times daily, sent by a nephew. Through the newspaper, he gets in touch with the world. Guerrilla groups try to neutralize this information system.
5. They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
120 min | Drama
Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.
6. Memories of Fear (1981)
100 min | Drama
In 1979, the military government allows the formation of new politic parties. The liberal Senator Viana, under the coordination of the efficient political journalist of the newspaper "... See full summary »
7. Case of the Naves Brothers (1967)
92 min | Drama
The innocent brothers are wrongly accused of a crime by a corrupt and violent police officers and are forced to face the injustices of the brazilian penal system.
9. Kings & Rats (2012)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 1963. O coreto da praça principal de Bacaxá explode no momento de abertura da gincana de primavera da pequena cidade. O alvo do atentando é Amélia Castanho, ... See full synopsis »
10. Beloved Country Brazil (1984)
During the demonstrations asking for the comeback of direct vote in Brazil, in 1984, a journalist interviews people involved with the political events and has an affair with a politician.
11. Happier Than Ever (1984)
91 min | Drama
Carlos, a left-wing militant involved in actions against the Brazilian dictatorship in the early seventies, decides to get closer to his teenage son Gabriel, but his duties towards the ... See full summary »
12. Chatô - The King of Brazil (2015)
102 min | Biography, Drama
The film tells the facts of life of the mogul of communications, Assis Chateaubriand (Marco Ricca), one of those responsible for bringing TV to Brazil. The screenplay based on the ... See full summary »
13. The Brave Warrior (1968)
80 min | Drama
An ambitious and well-meaning congressman change parties attempting to achieve political change but has to deal with the tough realities of Brazilian politics.
14. The Good Bourgeois (1983)
99 min | Crime
True story of Brazilian bank clerk who supplied money for the guerilla fighting against the military dictatorship of the 70s. When he changes his disguise, he gets involved with high ... See full summary »
15. State of Siege (1972)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Using the interrogation of a US counterinsurgency agent as a backdrop, the film explores the consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerrillas.
Votes: 4,820 | Gross: $1.13M
16. Almost Brothers (2004)
102 min | Drama
The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was ... See full summary »
17. Friendly Fire (1998)
76 min | Drama
Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends... See full summary »
18. Carnal Utopia (2006)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Marcelo Santiago's period romance Dancing in Utopia (AKA Sonjos E Desejos 2006) explores variations of passion and lust as manifest in a potentially incendiary love triangle ...
19. Araguaya - A Conspiração do Silêncio (2004)
105 min | Drama
Film about an important episode in Brazilian History: the Araguaya guerrilla. In the 1970s, when Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship, some left-wing militants and peasants took arms... See full summary »
20. Go Ahead, Brazil! (1982)
105 min | Crime, Drama
This movie is about one of the worst periods for the Brazilian people. Shows the days of military dictatorship when the Brazilian people against the government were put in jails, tortured, ... See full summary »
21. Cabra-Cega (2004)
107 min | Drama
A revolutionary, fighting against dictatorship in Brazil, is wounded in a gun-fight with the police, and is isolated in another man's apartment, where he meets a young woman who will change his life.
22. Casseta & Planeta: A Taça do Mundo É Nossa (2003)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A satire about the dictatorship period in Brazil, in which communist militants try to steal the soccer World Cup Trophy from the players Pelé and Carlos Alberto Torres.
24. O País dos Tenentes (1987)
85 min | Drama
With death getting near, a retired officer remembers the most important passages in his life and his participation in historical events in Brazil, such as the Lieutenants' Movement, and the 1964 coup.
25. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
R | 120 min | Drama
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
Votes: 14,564 | Gross: $17.04M
26. Zuzu Angel (2006)
108 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears ... See full summary »
27. Lamarca (1994)
130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The real story of a captain who, during the military dictatorship in Brazil, deserted Brazilian Army and got involved in left-wing guerilla groups, becoming one of their most prominent leaders.
28. Baptism of Blood (2006)
110 min | Drama
During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60s, the Dominican friars Tito, Betto, Fernando and Ivo help leftist organizations. However, they are ... See full summary »
29. Four Days in September (1997)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History
Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.
Votes: 4,640 | Gross: $0.31M
30. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
PG | 110 min | Drama
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Votes: 6,099 | Gross: $0.76M
31. Macunaima (1969)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Comedy
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »