Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

Relax…It’s Sex—Music comedy. Written, directed and composed by
Wolf Maya, with Adriana Garambone and Danielle Winits. Common people in unusual
circumstances, like a man falling in love with the voice of a telesex girl. Teatro Café

A Falecida (The Dead Woman)—Drama. By Nelson Rodrigues, directed by
Robert McCrea with the São Paulo Cia. de Teatro Fábrica. Zulmira wants to be buried like
a chief of state and raises hell for that. Teatro Sesc Tijuca.

A Bofetada (Hard Blow)—Three classics of besteirol (nonsense
theater) written by Miguel Magno, Mauro Rasi and Ricardo Almeida. Directed by Fernando
Guerreiro with Cia. Baiana da Patifaria. Teatro do Leblon.

A Família É Tudo (Family Is Everything)—Drama. Written and
directed by Fernando Berto, with Beth Schmitz, Rita Waehneldt, Marta Rosa, Angélica
Breyer and Marco Antônio. A large family gets together to celebrate the 80th
birthday of its patriarch and goes in crisis when a granddaughter shows up with her
boyfriend. Espaço Cultural dos Correios

Cartas de Rodez (Rodez Letters)—Drama. Based on the letters French
playwright Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) wrote his doctor when he was at the Rodez mental
institution where he was submitted to several electroshock sessions. Directed by Ana
Teixeira, with Stephane Brodt. Teatro Benjamim Constant.

Opereta—O Homem Que Sabia Português (Operetta—The Man Who Knew
Portuguese)—Comedy. Written by Tim Rescala, directed by Chico Pelúcio, with
Maurício Tizumba, Regina Spósio, and Marina Machado. A fortyish Portuguese teacher tries
to find a wife though the newspaper personals. Teatro Villa Lobos

Ensaio para Danton (Rehearsal for Danton)—Drama. Written by Georg
Büchner, directed by Márcio Marciano and Sérgio de Carvalho, with Companhia do Latão.
Adapted from The Death of Danton, which occurs during the French Revolution. Teatro

Atédaquiámilanos (See You in One Thousand Years)—Tragicomedy.
Written by Gustavo Rizzoti, directed by Gustavo Rizzoti, with Frederico Magella, Gustavo
Rizzoti. For two months a young man locks himself in his apartment.

Se o Meu Ponto G Falasse (If My G-Spot Could Talk)—Comedy. Written
by Heloísa Migliavacca and Patsy Cecato, directed by Júlio Conte, with Patsy Cecato and
Heloísa Migliavacca. Two girl friends though her conversation give a glimpse on the
different phases on women’s lives.


Pequena História do Brasil _ 500 Anos em 50 Minutos (Short Story of
Brazil—500 Years in 50 Minutes)—Comedy. Text and direction by Tuna Serzedello,
with Maria Lima and Soledad Yunge. As the title says, a brief story of the country,
starting with the discovery and going up to the current Fernando Henrique Cardoso
administration. Espaço Cultural Inglesa.

Memórias de um Sargento de Milícias (Memoirs of a Militia
Sergeant)—Comedy. Classic text by Manuel Antônio de Almeida adapted and directed by
José Paulo Rosa, with Regina Pessoa, Rafael Burgath, and Zhé Gomes. A portrait of the
common folks during colonial Brazil. Teatro Lucas Pardo Filho.

Um Certo Faroeste Caboclo (A Certain Hillbilly Western)—Musical.
Directed by Paulo Faria, with Beto Magnani and Daniel Alvim. A landless peasant goes to
talk to the president and become a dangerous bandit. Inspired by a Renato Russo song.
Centro Cultural Elenko

Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata Tem uma Vida Sexual mais Sadia Que a Nossa Comédia
(Any Street Cat Has a Healthier Sexual Life than Our Comedy)—Written by Juca de
Oliveira, directed by Bibi Ferreira, with Giuseppe Oristanio, Rita Guedes, and Felipe
Folgosi. Professor creates a revolutionary theory of love conquest, but ends up falling in
his own trap. Teatro Bibi Ferreira

Que Mistérios Tem Clarice? (What Mysteries Does Clarice
Have?)—Comedy. It uses short stories, letters, interviews and newspapers columns
written by celebrated writer Clarice Lispector. Adapted by Luiz Arthur Nunes and Mário
Pragibe. Directed by Luiz Arthur Nunes, with Rita Elmôr. Teatro Next.

1492—Musical. The life and adventures of Christopher Columbus, based
on Ridley Scott’s movie. Adapted and directed by Deto Montenegro, with Estela Cassilatti
and Evelyn Klein. Teatro Dias Gomes.

As Filhas da Mãe (Mom’s Daughters)—Comedy. Directed by Gilda
Vandenbrande, with Ronaldo Ciambroni and Anna Cláudiah Vidal. An overprotective mother
does what she can and can’t to guarantee her two daughters’ success. Teatro Martins Penna.

A Filosofia na Alcova—Peça Destinada à Educação de Mocinhas (The
Philosophy in the Alcove—Play Intended for Educating Young Ladies)—Comedy. Based
on Marquis de Sade, directed by Marcelo Marcus Fonseca, with Carolina Gonzalez, Daniel
Gaggini, and Cibele Forjaz. A very experienced woman in the ways of sex decides to
initiate a young lady into the world of licentiousness. Teatro Oficina.

Acordes Celestinos (Celestino Harmonies)Musical Comedy.
Written by José Rubens Chachá, directed by José Rubens Chachá and Ary França, with
Gérson de Abreu, José Rubens Chachá, and Ângela Dip. Singer Vicente Celestino meets in
heaven Carmem Miranda and Francisco Alves. The three of them want a chance to go back to
earth, but this is only one opening. Teatro Arthur Azevedo.


Just-released American movies:

October Sky (O Céu De Outubro), Cookie’s Fortune (A Fortuna De Cookie), The Sixth
Sense (Sexto Sentido), The Love Letter (A Carta Anônima), American Pie (American
Pie—A 1ª Vez É Inesquecível), The Winslow Boy (Cadete Winslow), Fight Club (Clube
da Luta), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sonho de uma Noite de Verão), Blue Streak (Um Tira
Muito Suspeito), Deep Blue Sea (Do Fundo Do Mar), Happy, Texas (Happy, Texas)

O Primeiro Dia (The First Day)—Brazil/1999—Drama. Directed by
Walter Salles Júnior, with Fernanda Torres. It’s December 31, 1999. Two youngsters from
opposite worlds get together on the roof of a building in Rio.

Mauá—O Imperador e o Rei (Mauá—The Emperor and the
King)—Brazil/1998—Directed by Sérgio Rezende, with Paulo Betti, Othon Bastos,
and Malu Mader. Irineu Evangelista de Souza, the Mauá Baron and Viscount is only 30 and
considered the richest man on earth. Emperor Dom Pedro II gets jealous.

Dois Córregos (Two Brooks)—Brazil/1999—Drama. Directed by Luis
Villaça, with Beth Goulart, Ingra Liberato and Carlos A. Riccelli. Story narrated in
flashback. The antics and dilemmas of Ana Paula and her friend Lydia at the family’s ranch
in Dois Córregos.

Serial Lover (Serial Lover)—France/1998—Comedy. Directed
by James Huth with Michèle Laroque and Albert Dupontel. Courted by three men a
35-year-old woman decides do marry. Things get complicated when by mistake she kills one
of them.

Todo Sobre Mi Madre (Tudo Sobre Minha Mãe)—Spain/France,
1999—Drama. By Pedro Almodóvar, with Cecilia Roth and Marisa Paredes. After death of
son, who died without knowing who his father was, mother goes looking for ex-husband, a
transvestite, to tell him about the son he never knew he had.

Nono Me Dejes Nunca (Tango)—Spain/Argentina, 1998—Drama.
Directed by Carlos Saura, with Miguel Angel Sola and Cecília Narova. An author and
director start rehearsing a tango show to distract from his own personal problems.

O Viajante (The Traveler)—Brazil/1998—Drama—Directed by
Paulo César Saraceni, with Marília Pêra, Jairo Mattos, Leandra Leal, and Míriam
Pérsia. How the arrival of a salesman changes the life of a Minas Gerais state little

Notting Hill (Um Lugar Chamado Notting Hill)—England/1999—How a
chance encounter between the most famous Hollywood star and a businessman changes their
lives. Directed by Roger Michell, with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.


1 Terapia, Ariel Dorfman. Objetiva, R$ 19

2 Ramsés vol. 4, a dama de Abu-Simbel, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 30

3 A casa dos budas ditosos, Luxúria, João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Objetiva, R$

4 Canoas e marolas, João Gilberto Noll. Objetiva, R$ 15

5 O Clube dos anaw6kx, Gula, Luis Fernando Verissimo. Objetiva, R$ 16.80

6 Ramsés vol. 3, a batalha de Kadesh, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 30

7 A senhora do Trilio, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Rocco, R$ 26

8 Musashi vol. 1, Eiji Yoshikawa. Estação Liberdade, R$ 48

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

10 O fantasma, Danielle Steel. Record, R$ 22


1 Capitães do Brasil, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 24.50

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

3 203 maneiras de enlouquecer um homem na cama. Olivia Saint-Claire.
Ediouro, R$ 10.90

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

5 Náufragos, traficantes e degredados, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 19.50

6 Minhas mulheres e meus homens, Mário Prata. Objetiva, R$ 24

7 O Essencial, Costanza Pascolato. Objetiva, R$ 39

8 208 maneiras de deixar um homem louco de desejo, Margot Saint-Loup.
Ediouro, R$ 9.90

9 A casa do Rio Vermelho, Zélia Gattai. Record, R$ 25

10 As melhores piadas do Planeta e da Casseta também, vol. 2, Casseta e
Planeta. Objetiva, R$ 12


1 O longo amanhecer, Celso Furtado. Paz e Terra, R$ 14

2 Assim é que se fala, Reinaldo Polito. Saraiva, R$ 24

3 A crise do capitalismo, George Soros. Campus, R$ 34

4 Globalizaçao e globobagens, Paul Krugman. Campus, R$ 34

5 Economia global e exclusão social, Gilberto Dupas. Paz e Terra, R$ 27

6 Macroeconomia moderna, Gilberto Tadeu Lima and João Sicsu. Campus, R$

7 Ah, se eu soubesse, Richard Edler. Negócio, R$ 29.80

8 Marketing Digital, Marcio Chleba. Futura, R$ 22.50

9 De líder para líder, Paul Cohen and Frances Hesselbein. Futura, R$ 39

10 A globalização da pobreza, Michel Chossudovski. Moderna, R$ 22

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