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Brazzil - Culture - September 2003
 

Plays, movies &
best-seller books

PLAYS

RIO

Batalha de Arroz num Ringue para Dois (Rice Battle in a Rink for Two) Written by Mauro Rasi Directed by Miguel Falabella, with Miguel Falabella and Cláudia Jimenez. Playwright Rasi, who died in April, wrote the play for Falabella and Jimenez in 1985, but this was the first time they staged it. The story of marriage of Nélio and Angela, which brings lots of laughs to the public.

Capitanias Hereditárias (Hereditary Captaincies)—After embezzling a huge amount of money, a trio composed by an unscrupulous banker, his partner, plus the sister-in-law try to leave the country. Written and directed by Miguel Falabella, co-written by Maria Carmem Barbosa, with José Wilker, Ney Latorraca and Natália do Valle.

Sem Vergonhas (No Shames)—Based on Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair's play Ladies' Night. The New Zealand story about down on their luck men who decide to put a strip-tease show was moved with success to the Lapa neighborhood. Written by Daniel Botti, translated by Liane Lazoski and Gabriela Morales, with Jandir Ferrari, Leandro Hassum, Jayme Del Cueto, Marcelo Mello, Pedro Neschling, and Marcelo Escorel.

SÃO PAULO

Quarta-Feira, Sem Falta, Lá Em Casa (Don't Miss It This Wednesday at My House)—Comedy. Two friends, both widows—one a hypocrite, the other foul mouthed—meet every Wednesday to exchange gossips and their own past extra-conjugal sexual adventures. Written by Mauro Brasini, directed by Alexandre Reinecke, with Beatriz Segall and Myrian Pires.

Novas Diretrizes em Tempos de Paz (Peace Time New Guidelines)—The 1945 drama-charged real story about Polish Clausewitz, who needs a permit to stay in Brazil and the man who can give him this document. Written by Bôsco Brasil, directed by Ariela Goldmann, with Tony Ramos e Dan Stulbach.

Bispo (Bishop)—The tortured life of schizo-paranoid popular artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1911-1989) who created most of his art using trash and old material from the Rio psychiatric hospital where he lived. Written by João Miguel and Edgard Navarro, directed by Edgard Navarro, with João Miguel.

MOVIES

Just-released or re-released foreign-language movies:

+ Velozes + Furiosos (2 Fast 2 Furious), A Casa Caiu (Bringing Down The House), A Estranha Família De Igby (Igby Goes Down), A Experiência (Das Experiment), A Inglesa E O Duque (L'Anglaise Et Le Duc), A Liga Extraordinária (The League Of Extraordinary), A Viagem De Chihiro (Spirited Away), Acontece Nas Melhores Famílias (It Runs In The Family), Agora Ou Nunca (All Or Nothing), Bem Me Quer...Mal Me Quer (A La Folie... Pas Du Tout), Campeão (Swimming Upstream), Conto De Inverno (Conte D'Hiver), Conto De Outono (Conte D'Automne), Desejo Humano (Human Desire), Dirigindo No Escuro (Hollywood Ending), Dois Destinos (Cronaca Familiare), Driblando O Destino (Bend It Like Beckham), Eu Fui Secretária De Hitler (Im Toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin), Identidade (Identity), Kamchatka (Kamchatka), Lara Croft Tomb Rider: A Origem Da Vida (Lara Croft Tomb Rider: The Cradle Of Life), Longe Do Paraíso (Far From Heaven), Monique - Sempre Feliz! (Monique), O Dono Da Festa (Van Wilder: Party Liaison), O Exterminador Do Futuro 3: A Rebelião Das Máquinas (Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines), O Filho Da Noiva (El Hijo De La Novia), O Show Não Pode Parar (The Kid Stay In The Picture), O Vingador (A Man Apart), Piratas Do Caribe - A Maldição Do Pérola Negra (Pirates Of The Caribbean - The Curse Of The Black Pearl), Primavera Para Hitler (The Producers), Procurando Nemo (Finding Nemo), Regras Da Atração (Rulles Of Attraction), Saló - 120 Dias De Sodoma (Salo - O 120 Giornate Di Sodoma), Secretária (Secretary), Sinbad - A Lenda Dos Sete Mares (Sinbad - Legend Of The Seven Seas), Todo Poderoso (Bruce Almighty), Tratamento De Choque (Anger Management)

Amarelo Manga (Mango Yellow)—Brazil/2002—A mosaic of the Brazilian underbelly. The characters live parallel lives that sometimes intersect. The action is set in the northeastern city of Recife. Directed by Cláudio Assis, with Leona Cavalli, Matheus Nachtergaele, Chico Diaz, Jonas Bloch, Dira Paes.

Histórias do Olhar (Glimpse's Stories)—Brazil/2001—The whole story happens in one day in Rio. Four episodes: "Jealousy" with a mature woman, "Resentment" with a woman psychoanalyst, "Love" with a lyrical singer and "Fear" with a teenager girl harassed by her stepfather. Directed by Isa Albuquerque, with Maira Lúcia Dahl, Eliane Giardini, Walmor Chagas, Jonas Bloch, Juan Alba.

Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (Lisbela and the Prisoner)—Brazil/2003—Romantic comedy based on Osman Lins's play of same name. The adventures of a kind swindler who gets involved with the wife of a killer for rent and then runs away to another city where he again finds the wrong girl. Directed by Guel Arraes, with Selton Mello, Debora Falabella, Virginia Cavendish, Bruno Garcia, Tadeu Mello, Marco Nanini.

O Homem do Ano (The Man of the Year)—Brazil/2002—Fed up with bullies a young guy kills a bandit in cold blood and becomes a hero. His problem now is to get rid of all the people who want him to do a "little service" for them too. Based on Patrícia Melo's O Matador (The Killer), with script by Rubem Braga. Directed by José Henrique Fonseca, with Murilo Benício, Cláudia Abreu, Jorge Dória, Natália Lage, Carlo Mossy, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos, José Wilker.

O Homem Que Copiava (The Man Who Made Copies)—Brazil/2003—A worker at a photocopy shop spends the day dreaming and making plans for becoming rich while reading the pages he copies for the clients. Directed by Jorge Furtado, with Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Pedro Cardoso, Luana Piovanni.

BEST-SELLER BOOKS

FICTION

1. Onze Minutos, Paulo Coelho

2. Perdas e Ganhos, Lya Luft

3. Budapeste, Chico Buarque

4. Banquete com os Deuses, Luis Fernando Verissimo

5. As Mentiras Que os Homens Contam, Luis Fernando Verissimo

6. O Diário de Tati, Heloisa Perisse

7. Angus: O Primeiro Guerreiro, Orlando Paes Filho

8. Três Destinos, Nora Roberts

9. Buick 8, Stephen King

10. Melancia, Marian Keyes

NONFICTION

1. Viver para Contar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2. As Vidas de Chico Xavier, Marcel Souto Maior

3. Abusado: O Dono do Morro Dona Marta, Caco Barcellos

4. Stupid White Men: Uma Nação de Idiotas, Michael Moore

5. Vivendo a História, Hillary Clinton

6. Estação Carandiru, Drauzio Varella

7. A Era do Escândalo, Mario Rosa

8. Fora de Controle: Como o Acaso e a Estupidez Mudaram a História do Mundo, Eric Durschmied

9. Vinho e Guerra, Petie Kladstrup & Don Kladstrup

10. Mulheres Alteradas - 1, Maitena

SELF HELP & ESOTERICISM

1. Criando Meninos, Steve Biddulph

2. Quem Ama, Educa!, Içami Tiba

3. Quem Mexeu no Meu Queijo?, Spencer N. Johnson

4. Por Que os Homens Fazem Sexo e as Mulheres Fazem Amor?, Alan E Barbara Pease

5. Mentes Inquietas, Ana Beatriz B. Silva

6. A Semente da Vitória, Nuno Cobra

7. Tudo Tem Seu Preço, Zibia M. Gasparetto

8. Não Leve a Vida Tão a Sério, Hugh Prather

9. Os 100 Segredos dos Bons Relacionamentos, David Niven

10. Criando Meninas, Gisela Preuschoff

According to Veja magazine - www.veja.com.br

 









 
 
 







 



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