Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine


Os Ratos do Ano 2030 (The Mice from the Year 2030)—Tragicomedy.
Written, directed and starred by Flávio Migliaccio with Dirce Migliaccio, the director’s
sister. A couple argues with a supercomputer after they find that they are on a list to be
fired. Teatro do Espaço Cultural dos Correios.

A Dança dos Mitos (The Dance of the Myths)—Comedy. Four people
interpret their heroes Jean D’Arc, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Che Guevara. Written
by Vinícius Marquez and directed by Marcelo Saback, with Isabela Garcia, Rodolfo Bottino,
Rosana Oliveira, and André Bonow. Teatro Sesi.

Os Sete Gatinhos (The Seven Kittens)—Typical feuilleton by Nélson
Rodrigues. Directed by Moacyr Góes, with Natália Lage and André Valli. Father goes up
the wall when he finds out that his younger daughter  Silene lost her virginity to a
gigolo who is also the lover of his older daughter. Teatro Leblon.

Alice Através do Espelho (Alice Through the Mirror)—Based on Lewis
Carroll’s story. Directed by Paulo de Moraes, with ensemble Armazém de Teatro. In a
mobile labyrinth Carroll and Alice share their hallucinations with the public. Fundição

À Meia-Noite Chuparei o Teu Sangue (At Midnight I Will Suck Your
Blood)—Comedy. Written by Anselmo Prado, directed by Frederico D’Amico, with Abílio
Campos and Cléo Funke. Vampire lusting for the blood of a nephew. Teatro Galeria.


Ô Abre Alas (Oh, Make Way)—Musical. Written by Maria Adelaide
Amaral, directed by Charles Moeller, with Rosamaria Murtinho and Selma Reis. The story of
pioneer composer, maestro and pianist Chiquinha Gonzaga. Teatro Sérgio Cardoso.

Cacilda!—Dramedy. Written and directed by José Celso Martinez
Corrêa, with Leona Cavalli and Renée Gummie. The story of Brazilian theater though the
eyes of virtuoso actress Cacilda Becker. Teatro Oficina.

Corpo a Corpo (Body to Body)—Written by Oduvaldo Viana Filho,
directed by Eduardo Tolentino de Araújo, with Zé Carlos Machado. Adman in conflict with
his convictions and the values of world he lives in. Teatro Aliança Francesa

Somos Irmãs (We Are Sisters)—Musical. Written by Sandra Louzada,
directed by Ney Matogrosso and Cininha de Paula, with Nicette Bruno, Suely Franco, and
Beth Goulart. The life story of famous radio era singers Linda e Dircinha Batista. Teatro
Cultura Artística.

American movies:

American history X (A Outra História Americana), Beloved (Bem Amada), A civil
action (A Qualquer Preço), Disturbing Behavior (Comportamento Suspeito), Enemy of the
State (Inimigo do Estado), The Faculty (Prova Final), For a Life of a Friend (Pela Vida de
um Amigo), The Ice Storm (Tempestade de Gelo), Kundun (Kundun), Message in a Bottle (Uma
Carta de Amor), Office space (Como Enlouquecer Seu Chefe), Simply irresistible
(Simplesmente Irresistível), Vampires (Vampiros), Very Bad Things (Uma Loucura de

Orfeu (Orpheus)—Brazil/1998—Drama. Remake of Marcel Camus’s
Oscar winner Black Orpheus. This is the Orpheus myth and his love for Euridice set among
the favela (shantytown) residents in Rio. Based on Orfeu da Conceição, a
play by Vinícius de Moraes. Directed by Carlos Diegues, with Toni Garrido, Patrícia
França, and Murilo Benício.

Tiradentes—Brazil/1998—Drama. The story of Joaquim José da
Silva Xavier, Tiradentes, the martyr of the Brazilian independence. Critics have lambasted
the film as a caricature. Directed by Oswaldo Caldeira, with Humberto Martins, Rodolfo
Bottino, and Adriana Esteves.

São Jerônimo (Saint Jerome)—Brazil/1999—Drama. The life of
Saint Jerome and his preaching in the desert. Directed by Júlio Bressane, with Everaldo
Pontes, Hamilton Vaz Pereira and Helena Ignez.

Paixão Perdida (Lost Passion)—Brazil/1998—Drama. Rivalry
between father and son for the affection of a nurse after the boy loses his mother in an
accident. Directed by Walter Hugo Khouri, with Fausto Campona, Maitê Proença, and Mylla

Lua de Outubro (October
Moon)—Brazil-Argentina-Uruguay/1997—Drama. Captain falls in love with pretty
Leonor after 1924 war between republicans and federalists in Rio Grande do Sul state. By
Henrique de Freitas Lima, with Marcos Winter and Beatriz Rico.

A Hora Mágica (The Magic Hour)—Brazil/1998—Comedy. In the 50s
radio star gets involved by a woman in a web of intrigue. By Guilherme de Almeida Prado,
with Raul Gazolla, Júlia Lemmertz, Maitê Proença, and José Lewgoy.

Contos de Lígia (Lígia Tales)—Brazil/1998—Drama. Adaptation
of three short stories by writer Lygia Fagundes Telles to the screen. Directed by Del
Rangel, with Gianfrancesco Guarnieri and Natália Thimberg.

Central do Brasil (Central Station)—Brazil/1998—Drama. A
woman who writes letters to illiterate people for a living together with a little boy goes
looking for his father. Directed by Walter Salles, with Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de
Oliveira and Marília Pêra.


1 O Homem que matou Getúlio Vargas, Jô Soares. Companhia das Letras, R$

2 O Advogado de Deus, Zibia Gasparetto. Espaço Vida & Consciência,
R$ 20

3 Conte-me seus sonhos, Sidney Sheldon. Record, R$ 25

4 Ramsés, o templo de milhões de anos, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 30

5 O Mundo de Sofia, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras, R$ 26.50

6 O Advogado, John Grisham. Rocco, R$ 25

7 Mal secreto, Inveja, Zuenir Ventura. Objetiva, R$ 22

8 O Clube dos anaw6kx, Gula, Luis Fernando Veríssimo. Objetiva, R$ 16.80

9 O Diário de Bridget Jones, Helen Fielding. Record, R$ 24

10 Veronika decide morrer, Paulo Coelho. Objetiva, R$ 15


1 Não faça tempestade em copo d’água, Richard Carlson. Rocco, R$ 19.50

2 203 maneiras de enlouquecer um homem na cama, Olivia Saint Claire.
Ediouro, R$ 10.90

3 Chiquinha Gonzaga, uma história de vida, Edinha Diniz. Rosa dos
Tempos, R$ 22

4 208 maneiras de deixar um homem louco de desejo, Margot Saint-Loup.
Ediouro, R$ 9.90

5 A Viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 16

6 As Melhores piadas do planeta e da casseta também, vol.2, Casseta e
Planeta. Objetiva, R$ 10

7 Náufragos, traficantes e degredados, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 17.50

8 177 maneiras de enlouquecer uma mulher na cama, Margot Saint-Loup.
Ediouro, R$ 10.90

9 As Barbas do Imperador: D. Pedro II, um monarca nos trópicos, Lilia
Schwarcz. Companhia das Letras, R$ 32

10 A Última grande lição: o sentido da vida, Mitch Albom. Sextante, R$

For Children

1 O livro das virtudes para crianças, William J. Bennet. Nova Fronteira,
R$ 21

2 Mais coisas que toda garota deve saber, Antonio Carlos Vilela.
Melhoramentos, R$ 8.60

3 Os três porquinhos, coleção Mini-Clássicos. Eko, R$ 1.90

4 O soldadinho de Chumbo, coleção Mini-Clássicos. Eko, R$ 1.90

5 O pequeno príncipe, Saint-Éxupery. Agir, R$ 13

According to Jornal do Brasil

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