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Ascensão e Queda de um Paquera (1970)

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In Rio de Janeiro, the renowned doctor and professor François Miranda brings his wife Juliana to the airport to travel with her cousin to Switzerland. Out of the blue, youth Alberto Lobo ... See full summary »

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Victor di Mello
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Cláudio Cavalcanti ... Alberto Lobo
Mário Benvenutti Mário Benvenutti ... François Miranda
Dilma Lóes ... Claudia
Valentina Godoy Valentina Godoy ... Dorilana
Henriqueta Brieba Henriqueta Brieba ... Dona Chiquinha
Urbano Lóes Urbano Lóes ... Padre Mario
Kleber Santos Kleber Santos ... Primo Juca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Lafond Monique Lafond ... Regina
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In Rio de Janeiro, the renowned doctor and professor François Miranda brings his wife Juliana to the airport to travel with her cousin to Switzerland. Out of the blue, youth Alberto Lobo introduces himself to François explaining that he is the son of his old friend Renato. Womanizer Lobo had had problems in São Paulo and his father sent him to live in Rio de Janeiro. Lobo organizes a party with booze and women in François's apartment and the neighbors gossip about the event. When Lobo meets the gorgeous aspirant actress Claudia on the beach, he lures her and tells her he is a prominent theater producer from São Paulo and invites the beautiful girl for a test with the director in François's apartment. However his friend is reluctant to borrow the apartment and Lobo plots a scheme with his maid Dorilana that has a crush on François. However, when Claudia's grandmother and François's client and neighbor Ms. Chiquinha finds that her granddaughter has been lured by Lobo but is in love with... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The True and One of the Best Brazilian Romantic Comedies Ever
11 September 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the renowned doctor and professor François Miranda (Mário Benvenutti) brings his wife Juliana to the airport to travel with her cousin to Switzerland. Out of the blue, the youth Alberto Lobo (Cláudio Cavalcanti) introduces himself to François explaining that he is the son of his old friend of sex binge Renato. The womanizer Lobo had had problems in São Paulo and his father sent him to live in Rio de Janeiro.

Lobo organizes a party with booze and women in François's apartment and the neighbors gossip the event. When Lobo meets the gorgeous aspirant actress Claudia (Dilma Lóes) on the beach, he lures her and tells that he is a prominent theater producer from São Paulo and invites the beautiful girl for a test with the director in François's apartment. However his friend is reluctant to borrow the apartment and Lobo plots a scheme with his maid Dorilana (Valentina Godoy) that has a crush on François. However, when Claudia's grandmother and François's client and neighbor Ms. Chiquinha (Henriqueta Brieba) finds that her granddaughter has been lured by Lobo but is in love with the liar, she uses her life experience to advise Claudia.

"Ascensão e Queda de um Paquera" is the true and one of the best Brazilian romantic comedies ever. The naive, but witty story is funny, entertaining, with malicious jokes and hilarious situations. Dilma Lóes and Monique Lafond are very beautiful, but Cláudio Cavalcanti, Mário Benvenutti and Henriqueta Brieba steal the movie with their magnificent performances.

In addition, it is a great chance to revisit my Wonderful City in 1970. I believe that for people of my generation, "Ascensão e Queda de um Paquera" is cult and mandatory since it is a real national production without clichés and references to (North) American films. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Ascensão e Queda de um Paquera" ("Rise and Fall of a Wolf")


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