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Bye Bye Brazil (1980)

Bye Bye Brasil (original title)
The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Diegues
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Wilker ... Lorde Cigano
Betty Faria ... Salomé
Fábio Jr. ... Ciço (as Fábio Junior)
Zaira Zambelli ... Dasdô
Príncipe Nabor Príncipe Nabor ... Andorinha
Emmanuel Cavalcanti Emmanuel Cavalcanti ... Prefeito (as Emanoel Cavalcanti)
José Márcio Passos José Márcio Passos ... Assessor
Carlos Kroeber ... Camioneiro
Joffre Soares ... Zé da Luz (as Jofre Soares)
Rodolfo Arena Rodolfo Arena ... Lavrador
Aderbal Junior Aderbal Junior
Carlos Lagoeíro Carlos Lagoeíro ... Sertanejos (as Carlos Lagoeiro)
Catalina Bonakie Catalina Bonakie ... Viúva (as Catalina Bonaky)
Rinaldo Gines Rinaldo Gines ... Cacique (as Rinaldo Genes)
Marcus Vinícius Marcus Vinícius ... Empresário (as Marcus Vinicius)
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The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion player is completely enamored of Salomé, and he begs to come along. The Gypsy Lord shrugs, and the accordionist and his pregnant wife, Dasdô, join the troupe. Television is their enemy as they go from the coast deep into the Amazon. Salomé lets the accordion player sleep with her once, with Dasdô's knowledge. He's moon-struck. Then, after Dasdô's baby is born and financial disaster hits the troupe, and the accordionist must choose between seeing his wife a prostitute and leaving the caravan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Official submission of Brazil to the 1981's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Lorde Cigano: Accordionist, you know why the jungle is virgin? 'Cause it's full of "fruits".
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film you can read: "Ao povo brasileiro do século XXI" - means: "To the brazilian people of 21st century". See more »

Connections

Features O Ébrio (1946) See more »

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Pra Cima, Pra Baixo
Written by The Fevers
Performed by The Fevers
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Entertaining and instructive
6 March 2006 | by jhb-2See all my reviews

I first saw this film around 1985, when it was still new, and before I started studying and visiting Brazil seriously. I did not remember much at all, probably because I did not understand the significance of what I was seeing. Now, after four visits to Brazil (mostly Amazon and Northeast), it makes a lot more sense, and I will be recommending it to students.

The movie was made near the end of the (1964-85) military period, when political discourse was possible but still needed to be done cautiously. So the film addresses serious concerns about the government's programs to encourage migration, but it does so with humor and finesse.

It is a brilliant film, and gives some insight to the ongoing suffering of the sertao, the cultural context of forro, the folly of development in Brasilia, and the drivers of deforestation in the Amazon.


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Country:

France | Brazil | Argentina

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

9 February 1980 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Bye Bye Brazil See more »

Filming Locations:

Altamira, Pará, Brazil See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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