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Linha de Passe (2008)

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

Writers:

George Moura (screenplay), Daniela Thomas (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Corveloni ... Cleuza
João Baldasserini ... Dênis
Vinícius de Oliveira Vinícius de Oliveira ... Dario
Geraldo Rodrigues Geraldo Rodrigues ... Dinho (as José Geraldo Rodrigues)
Kaique Jesus Santos Kaique Jesus Santos ... Reginaldo
Roberto Audi Roberto Audi ... Pastor
Denise Weinberg Denise Weinberg ... Estela
Ana Luiza Garritano Ana Luiza Garritano ... Bianca
Sérgio Mastropasqua Sérgio Mastropasqua ... Jefferson
Renata Novaes Renata Novaes ... Glória
Mário César Camargo Mário César Camargo ... Genaro
Gabriela Rabello Gabriela Rabello ... Dona Rosa
Rafael Losso Rafael Losso ... Bruno
Almir Barros Almir Barros ... Japa
Luis Serra Luis Serra ... Coach Tiradentes (as Luiz Serra)
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Storyline

In the periphery of São Paulo, the pregnant single mother Cleuza works as maid in the apartment of a middle-class family. Each of her sons has a different unknown father: the oldest, Dênis, has a baby son that lives with his mother and he works as motorcycle courier; Dinho is a converted Christian and works as attendant in a gas station; Dario is an aspirant soccer player that is getting older without the expected chance in a team; and the youngest, Reginaldo, is obsessed about finding his father who works as a bus driver, and spends most of his spare time traveling by bus. Along the months, each brother experiences new deceptions and expectations while the family fights to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sandra Corveloni is the second Brazilian actress to win the Best Actress Award at Cannes International Film Festival. The first was Fernanda Torres, in 1986, for the film "Eu Sei que Vou te Amar". See more »

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Juízo Final
Written by Nelson Cavaquinho & Guilherme de Brito
Performed by Seu Jorge
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A dark satire of reality in Brazil
4 September 2019 | by gokselcinSee all my reviews

This movie is a striking portrait of Brazilian lower class which focuses on a poor family's story. Avoiding an agitative langue, it presents sanctuaries and small gates of hope of poor people like religion or football.

This is a sorrowfull lesson for those who are only aware of funny dancers in Rio festivals and of famous football teams in Brazil.

Absolutely should be seen, especially by the ones loving "Mondays in the Sun" by Aronoa, "City of God" by Meirelles or "Amores Perros" by Inàrritu.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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$1,530,314
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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