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Brazil is a strong test of the barriers to Third World
military-industrial growth. Unable to adjust to changing domestic and international
structures, the Brazilian defense sector experienced declining output, technological
stagnation, and the collapse of established roles and rules governing its earlier growth.
In the absence of a dramatic reorientation of both domestic and international structures,
the sector’s prospects remain bleak.
By Brazzil Magazine

Plays,
movies &
best-seller books

PLAYS

RIO

Andor de Coisas Raras (Bier of Rarities)—Singing monologue. A
potpourri mixing literature, poetry and plastic arts. Directed by Cláudio Olivotto. With
Numa Ciro. Teatro Glória.

Cheque ou Mate (Check or Mate)—Comedy. A family gets panicky when
their money mysteriously disappears. A critical view of the arriviste. Written by Ricardo
Semler (entrepreneur and bestseller author, a novice as a playwright), directed by Roberto
Lage with Raul Cortez and Myriam Pérsia. Teatro João Caetano.

Drácula e Dança dos Vampiros (Dracula and the Dance of the
Vampires)— Comedy macabre. A vampire researcher goes to Pennsylvania with the
intention of getting rid of the bucktoothed. Written and directed by João Luiz Fiani.
With Marino Jr. and Jota Eme. Teatro da Praia.

O Julgamento (The Trial)—The residents of a village can get an
inheritance only if they admit to the murder of a man. Written by Daniel Herz. Directed by
Susanna Kruger and Daniel Herz. With Cia. de Teatro Atores de Laura. Casa de Cultura Laura
Alvim.

As Troianas (The Trojan Women)—Tragedy. The night before a group of
women have their fate decided. By classic Greek playwright Euripides. Directed by Luiz
Furlanetto. With Cristina Pinheiro and Denise Padilha. Teatro Casa Grande.

Videoclip Blues— Comedy. The hilarious situation lived by a couple
when they decide to end their relationship. Written by Leo Lama. Directed by Rogério
Fabiano. With Deborah Secco and Marcelo Faustini. Teatro dos Grandes Atores.

SÀO PAULO

O Analista de Bagé—A Terapia do Riso (Bagé’s Analyst—The
Therapy of Laughter)—The famous fictional therapist gets the public into a group
therapy. Adapted, directed, and interpreted by Cláudio Cunha. From Luís Fernando
Veríssimo best-selling book. Also with Melissa Mell. Teatro Itália.

Confidências de um Espermatozóide Careca (Confidences of a Bald
Spermatozoid)—"Memories" before birth, repression, and discovery of sex are
some of the themes. By Carlos Eduardo Novaes. Comic monologue. Actor Vicentini Gomes plays
26 characters. Directed by Antônio do Valle.

Francisco de Assis (Francis of Assisi)—Story of Giovanni Francesco
Bernardone (1182-1226) and his conversion from a life of wealth to total poverty.
Gregorian chants, litanies, rock and pop are used. More than 20 actors are involved.
Written, directed and interpreted by Ciro Barcelos, who spent six months with Franciscan
monks in Assisi, Italy before writing the play. Teatro Palace

Inseparáveis (Inseparable)—Written by Maria Adelaide Amaral.
Dramacomedy. On the eve of an impending divorce after 25 years of marriage, woman meets
again an old friend. With Irene Ravache, Jussara Freire, and Eduardo Conde. Directed by
José Possi Neto. Teatro Faap.

Promiscuidade (Promiscuousness)—Written by Pedro Vicente. A group of
friends dealing with news overload and life anxieties. Fernando Alves Pinto, Lavínia
Pannunzio, and Regina França. Directed by Márcia Abujamra. Centro Cultural.


MOVIES

American films just released: Warriors of Virtue (Guerreiros da Virtude),
Home Alone 3 (Esqueceram de Mim 3), George of the Jungle (George, o Rei da
Floresta), Cop Land (Cop Land), In & Out (Será Que Ele É?), Endless Summer
(Endless Summer), Titanic (Titanic), Tomorrow Never Dies (007: O Amanhã Nunca Morre)

Bent (Bent)—England/1996—By Sean Mathias. With Clive Owen,
Lothaire Bluteau, and Brian Webber. Drama. The tough life of three gay men during Nazism.

Bocage, o Triunfo Do Amor (Bocage, the Triumph of
Love)—Brazil-Portugal/1996—By Djalma Limongi Batista. With Victor Wagner,
Francisco Farinelli, and Viétia Rocha. Sonnets and erotic poems of Portuguese author
Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage (1765-1805) are set to film with images from Brazil and
Portugal.

Como Ser Solteiro (How to Be a Single Man)—Brazil/1997—By
Rosane Svartman. With Rosana Garcia, Ernesto Piccolo, Heitor Martinez Mello, and Marcos
Palmeira. Comedy. Four interconnected stories happening in Rio de Janeiro.

For Ever Mozart (Para Sempre Mozart)—France-Switzerland/1996—By
Jean-Luc Godard. With Madeleine Assas, Ghalia Lacroix and Bérangére Allaux. Four films
in one. A director has a problem with the actors when he starts the shooting.

Généalogies d’un Crime (Genealogias de um Crime)—France/1996—By
Raoul Ruiz. With Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, and Melvil Poupaud. Drama. A youngster
is on trial for having killed his aunt who was a child psychoanalyst.

Junk Mail (Junk mail)—Norway/1996— By Pal Sletaune. With Robert
Skjürstad, Andrine Sther and Per Egil Aske. Sex, robbery, and murder in a story between a
postman and a woman who forgets the house keys in her P.O. Box.


BOOKS
FICTION

1 O Plano Perfeito, Sidney Sheldon. Record, 300 p.R$25.

2 A Senhora de Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Rocco, 504 p. R$28.

3 O Feitiço da Ilha do Pavão, João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Nova Fronteira 324
p. R$24.

4 O Mundo de Sofia, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras, 555 p.
R$26,50.

5 A Águia e a Galinha, Leonardo Boff. Vozes, 206 p. R$16.

6 Todos os Nomes, José Saramago. Companhia das Letras, 280 p. R$20.

7 O Homem Que Calculava, Malba Tahan. Record, 218 p. R$19.

8 O Sócio, John Grisham. Rocco, 416 p. R$25.

9 O Livro das Virtudes para Crianças, William J. Bennett. Nova
Fronteira, 112 p. R$19.

10 O Pequeno Príncipe, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Agir,92 p. R$13.

NONFICTION

1 No Ar Rarefeito, Jon Krakauer. Companhia das Letras,280 p. R$23

2 Depois Daquela Viagem, Valéria Piassa Polizzi. Ática, 280 p. R$14,90.

3 As Melhores Piadas do Planeta e da Casseta, Casseta e Planeta.
Objetiva, 128 p. R$10.

4 203 Maneiras de Enlouquecer um Homem na Cama, Olívia Claire. Ediouro,
125 p. R$10.

5 Sanduíches de Realidade, Arnaldo Jabor. Objetiva, 280 p. R$22.

6 Auto-Engano, Eduardo Giannetti da Fonseca. Companhia das Letras 268 p.
R$25,50

7 Inteligência Emocional, Daniel Goleman. Objetiva, 376 p. R$34,50.

8 Nova York É Aqui, Nelson Motta. Objetiva, 218 p. R$21,80.

9 Verdade Tropical, Caetano Veloso. Companhia das Letras, 534 p. R$27.

10 O Sucesso É Ser Feliz, Roberto Shinyashiki. Gente, 198 p. R$ 20.

Computers

1 O Horror Econômico, Viviane Forrester. UNESP,
154 p. R$15.

2 A Armadilha da Globalização, Hans-Peter Martin and Harald Schumann
Globo, 352 p. R$30.

3 Guia Prático de Investimentos, Bearstown Ladies. Salamandra 240 p.
R$22.

4 O Segredo do Cofre, Ana Paula Padrão and Valderez Caetano. Globo, 136
p. R$17,50.

5 A Sociedade Justa, John Kenneth Galbraith. Campus, 170 p. R$23,50.

According to Jornal do Brasil

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