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Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

Capitu—Based on Machado de Assis’s Dom Casmurro, a book many
consider Brazil’s best novel ever. The story of Bentinho and his reminiscences on his
childhood and jealousy over his wife Capitu. Adapted by Marcus Vinícius Faustini and
Walter Daguerre, with Edney Giovenazzi, Alexandre Barilari, and Maria Ribeiro. Teatro da
UniverCidade

Decadência (Decadence)—British playwright Steven Berkoff tale of
two couples immersed in sex and drug experiments. Directed by Victor Garcia Peralta, with
Beth Goulart and Guilherme Leme.

Viva Barcos (Long Live Barcos)—Hommage to composer Luiz Antônio
Barcos with several of his classic compositions as "O teu cabelo não nega,"
"Carinhoso," "Rancho da goiabada," and "Tiro ao álvaro." At
Porão da Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim

O crime do Dr. Alvarenga (Dr. Alvarengas’s Crime)—Mauro Rasi
rewrites and directs a story written by his father Oswaldo Rasi in the 1950s. A mix of
feulleiton and Hollywood movie in the fifties. With Sérgio Mamberti and Jaqueline
Laurence. Teatro Carlos Gomes.

Coração Brasileiro (Brazilian Heart)—The story of four friends who
keep their friendship from childhood to their forties. Written and directed by Flávio
Vilarinho, with Daniel Dantas and Cristina Pereira. Teatro Vanucci.

Um Certo Olhar: Pessoa e Lorca (A Certain Regard: Pessoa and
Lorca)—Actor Raul Cortez mix song and dance together with poetry by Spanish Federico
Garcia Lorca and Portuguese Fernando Pessoa. Directed by José Possi Netto. Teatro da Casa
de Cultura Laura Alvim.

SÀO PAULO

Boca de Ouro (Golden Mouth)—Nelson Rodrigues’s classic tragedy
written in 1959. Title comes from main character who reaffirms his leadership as animal’s
game boss by pulling all his teeth and adopting a golden denture. Directed by legendary
director José Celso Martinez Corrêa, with Marcelo Drummond and Sílvia Prado. Teatro
Oficina.

Cazas de Cazuza—The dreams and frustrations of a group of residents
from an apartment building in Rio’s Baixo Leblon. Musical. Written and directed by Rodrigo
Pitta, with Jay Vaquer, Lulo Scroback, and Débora Reis. At Tom Brasil.

Toda Donzela Tem um Pai Que É uma Fera (Every Maiden Has a Father Who Is
a Savage)—Comedy. A couple of sweethearts fleesfrom the father who is against the
idea of his daughter living with a man before getting married to him. Written by Gláucio
Gil, directed by Paulo Perez, with Ana Paula Scalabrini and Marcos Holanda. Teatro Jofre
Soares.

Linha de Fuga (Escape Line)—Drama presented in a dark stage. A man
and a woman tell about their most intimate sexual fantasies over the telephone. Written
and directed by Alexandre Stockler.

Sabiá (Song-Thrush)—Two friends reminisce about the adventures they
lived together during the military dictatorship. Written by Paulo Faria, directed by
Eliana Carneiro and Paulo Faria. With Bri Fiocca, Nara Gomes and Manuel Boucinhas. Centro
Cultural São Paulo.

Dom Apocalipse 1,11—Inspired by the Bible. When in search of New
Jerusalem, John is visited by an angel who announces the end of the world and wants him as
witness. Directed by Antônio Araújo, with Joelson Medeiros, Kleber Vallim, and Luciana
Schwinden. Presídio do Hipódromo.

MOVIES

Just-released American movies: The Beach (A Praia),The Talented Mr. Ripley (O
Talentoso Ripley), Baby Geniuses (Bebês Geniais), American Beauty (Beleza Americana), The
Insider (O Informante), Summer of Sam (O Verão de Sam), The Green Mile (À Espera de um
Milagre), Stuart Little (O Pequeno Stuart Little), Being John Malkovich (Quero Ser John
Malkovich), The Cider House Rules (Regras da Vida), House on Haunted Hill (A Casa da
Colina), The End of the Affair (Fim de Caso), The Hurricane (Hurricane – O Furacão), Boyz
Don’t Cry (Meninos Não Choram)

O Viajante (The Traveler)—Brazil/1999—The passage of a salesman
though a little town in Minas Gerais ends up in tragedy. Directed by Paulo Cezar Saraceni,
with Marília Pêra, Leandra Leal, Jairo Mattos, Ricardo Graça Mello, Nelson Dantas, and
Milton Nascimento.

Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum—O Filme (Rá-Tim-Bum Castle, the
Film)—Brazil/1999—Based on a successful educational TV show of same name.
Directed by Cao Hamburger, with Diego Kozievitch, Sérgio Mamberti, Rosi Campos, Marieta
Severo, and Mateus Nachtergaele.

Hans Staden —Brazil/1999—The adventures of German explorer Hans
Staden, who in 1554 almost became Indian lunch. Narrated in German, spoken in Tupi.
Directed by Luiz Alberto Pereira with Carlos Evelyn. Sound track by Marlui Miranda.

O Trapalhão e a Luz Azul (The Bungler and the Blue
Light)—Brazil/1999—Trapalhão Didi and an aspiring rock singer get into another
dimension trying to save a princess’s life. Directed by Paulo Aragão and Alexandre Boury,
with Renato Aragão, Dedé Santana and Christine Fernandes.

Iremos a Beirute (We Will Go to Beirut)—Brazil/1999—A woman
promises to choose among the youngsters from an indoor soccer team, who fell in love with
her, at the end of the game. But the game never ends and she is still undecided 20 years
later. Directed by Marcus Moura, with Giovanna Gold, Ilya São Paulo, Guilherme Karam,
Marya Fernanda Mota, Conceição Senna, and Cláudio Jaborandy.

Xuxa Requebra (Xuxa Waddles)—Brazil/1999—Nena, ex-student of a
dance school decides to prepare a group to win a dance contest and this way this school
from being bought by a drug trafficker. By Tizuka Yamasaki, with Xuxa, Daniel, Elke
Maravilha, Vinny, Fat Family, Terra Samba, Banda Cheiro de Amor, and Claudinho e Buchecha.

BEST-SELLER
BOOKS
FICTION

1 – A casa dos budas ditosos, Luxúria, João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Objetiva,
R$ 19

2 – A muralha, Dinah Silveira de Queiroz. Record, R$ 25

3 – Ramsés vol 1, o filho da luz, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 37.48

4 – Alexandros vol. 3, Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Rocco, R$ 28

5 – O testamento, John Grisham. Rocco, R$ 29.50

6 – O clube dos anaw6kx, Luis Fernando Verissimo. Objetiva, R$ 18.20

7 – A passagem, Ricky Medeiros. Caminheiros, R$ 14

8 – Ramsés, vol.5, sob a Acácia do Ocidente, Christian Jacq. Bertrand,
R$ 30

9 – A filha da fortuna, Isabel Allende. Bertrand, R$ 38

10 – Um longo caminho para casa, Danielle Steel. Record, R$ 22

NONFICTION

1- Noites tropicais, Nelson Motta. Objetiva, R$ 39.50

2 – O Papa de Hitler, John Cornwell. Imago, R$ 40

3 – As melhores piadas do Planeta e da Casseta também, vol. 3, Casseta e
Planeta. Objetiva, R$ 14

4 – Notícias do Planalto, Mário Sérgio Conti. Companhia das Letras, R$
35

5 – Kama Sutra, guia de bolso, Anne Hooper. Ediouro, R$ 21

6 – A Viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 18

7- O livro de ouro da mitologia, Thomas Bulfinch. Ediouro, R$ 29

8 – Inculta e bela, Pasquale Cipro Neto. Publifolha, R$ 18

9 – Estação Carandiru, Drauzio Varella. Companhia das Letras, R$ 26

10 – Capitães do Brasil, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 24.50

CHILDREN

1- A casa sonolenta, Audrey e Don Wood. Ática, R$ 10.80

2 – Pedro e Tina, Stephen Michael King. Brinque-Book, R$ 16

3 – Sons divertidos, vários autores. Brinque-Book, R$ 21

4 – Minhas férias, Marcelo Coelho. Companhia das Letrinhas, R$ 12.56

5 – Quem canta seus males espanta, Theodora Maria Mendes de Almeida.
Caramelo, R$ 27

6- O pequeno príncipe, Saint-Exupéry. Agir, R$ 13

7 – Matilda, Roald Dahl. Martins Fontes, R$ 17.50

8 – Coisas que toda garota deve saber, Samantha Rugen. Melhoramentos, R$
11.40

9 – Meu cachorro é um elefante, Ana Maria Machado, Rémy Simard e Pierre
Pratt. Moderna, R$ 10

10 – Outro como eu só daqui a mil anos, Ziraldo. Melhoramentos, R$ 11.60

According to Jornal do Brasil, http://www.jb.com.br

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