Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

The 1988 Brazilian constitution recognizes the right to a public and
free education of youths and adults and sets 1998 as the year for the country to
"universalize basic education and eradicate illiteracy." Yet among the
industrialized countries, Brazil has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest
illiteracy rates at 20 percent.
By Brazzil Magazine

movies &
best-seller books



Tem Que Rebolar (You Have to Toil)—A portrait of old Rio with its
scoundrels and bohemian sambistas. Directed by André Paes Leme, with Flávia
Bauraqui and Roberto Dória. Arte & Cia Casa de Cultura at Universidade Estácio de

Oh! Calcutá—Traditional cult British musical on all sorts of sex
deviations. Directed by Gugu Olimecha, with Jaqueline Brandão and Silvana Bulgarelli.
Teatro Tereza Rachel.

O Silicone (Silicone)—Comedy. A marriage in the brink of collapse.
Written by Agildo Ribeiro and Gugu Olimecha. Directed by Agildo Ribeiro. With Agildo
Ribeiro and Helena Werneck. Teatro dos Grandes Atores.

Toda Nudez Será Castigada (All Nudity Will Be Punished)—Nélson
Rodrigues classical and polemic play about a prostitute who becomes a housewife. Directed
by Moacyr Góes. Marília Pêra plays Geni, the main character, a role written for
Fernanda Montenegro. Teatro Carlos Gomes

Amor de Poeta (Poet’s Love)—The story of the burning passion between
romantic poet Castro Alves and actress Eugênia de Castro. Written by Tiago Santiago,
directed by André Mauro, with Maria Cláudia and Tiago Santiago. Teatro Gláucio Gil.


Porca Miséria (Goddamn)—Willing to go back to their homeland an
Italian family concocts a sting. Written by Jandira Martini and Marcos Caruso. Directed by
Gianni Ratto, with Marcos Caruso, Jandira Martini, Miguel Magno, and Noemi Gerbelli.
Teatro Sérgio Cardoso.—William Shakespeare revisited with several of his
plays getting new versions. By Jess Borgeson, Adam Long, and Daniel Singer. Translated by
Bárbara Heliodora. Directed by Emílio Di Biasi. With ensemble Parlapatões, Patifes
& Paspalhões: Alexandre Roit, Hugo Possolo and Raul Barretto. Teatro Faap.

Antes do Fim (Before the End)—The story of a murder for love.
Written and directed by Samir Yazbek, with Rodrigo Penna, Cláudia Cavalheiro, and Adriano
Costa. Teatro Mars.

As Mãos de Eurídice (Eurídice’s Hands)—Monologue. Praised and
reviled Pedro Bloch’s story of a man who leaves his wife. Directed and interpreted by
Carlos Lopes. Teatro das Nações.

Quem Roubou meu Anabela? (Who Stole My Anabela?)—An adulterous
living together with their daemons. By Ivo Bender. Directed by Jairo Maciel, with Cia. Luz
& Palco. Teatro Macunaíma.

Caixa 2 (Under the Table)—A man becomes a millionaire due to a
mistake by a bank teller. By Juca de Oliveira, directed by Fauzi Arap, with Juca de
Oliveira, Fúlvio Stefanini, Suzy Rêgo, and Petrônio Gontijo. Teatro Jardel Filho.


American films just released: After Glow (O Despertar do Desejo), An American
Werewolf in Paris (Um Lobisomem Americano em Paris), Deep rising (Tentáculos), Doctor
Dolitlle (Doctor Dolittle), Godzilla (Godzilla), Head above water (Amor Alucinante), Hush
(Segredo de Sangue), Junglebook 2 (O Livro da Selva 2: Mogli e Baloo), Lost in Space
(Perdidos no Espaço), The Magic Sword: Quest For Camelot (A Espada Mágica: A Lenda de
Camelot), Mercury Rising (Código Para o Inferno), Mulan (Mulan), The Newton Boys (Newton
Boys, Irmãos Fora-da-lei), Paulie (Paulie, o Papagaio Bom de Papo), She’s So Lovely
(Loucos de Amor), The Postman (O Mensageiro)

Central do Brasil (Central Station)—Brazil/1998—By Walter
Salles. Drama with Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira and Marília Pêra.
Unscrupulous Dora changes her life when she decides to go looking for the father of a boy
who loses his mother.

Menino Maluquinho 2—A Aventura (Slightly Crazy Boy 2—The
Adventure)—Brazil/1998—Based on popular kid book by cartoonist Ziraldo. Directed
by Fernando Meirelles and Fabrizia Alves Pinto. With Samuel Costa, João Romeu, Samuel
Brandão, Stênio Garcia, Marta Overback.

La Serva Padrona (The Boss Maid)—Brazil/1998—Directed by Carla
Camurati with Thales Pan Chacon, Silvia Klein, and José Carlos Leal. The efforts of a
maid to marry her boss.

Prima Della Rivoluzione (Antes da Revolução)—Italy/1964—By
Bernardo Bertolucci with Francesco Barilli and Adriana Asti. Adventures of a disillusioned

Le Destin / Al Massir (O Destino)—France &
Egypt/1997—By Youssef Chahine with Nour El Cherif, Laila Eloui, and Mahmoud Hemeida.
The life of Spanish-Arab philosopher (1126-1198) Averroës, who, despite being a Muslim,
influenced Christian theologians.

Lucie Aubrac (Lucie Aubrac—Um Amor em Tempo de Guerra)—France/1996—By
Claude Berri with Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil, and Jean-Roger Milo. An anti-nazi
activist in France risks all for her husband.

Rien Ne Va Plus (Negócios à Parte)—França/1997—By
Claude Chabrol with Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, and François Cluzet. Comedy.
Small-fry robbers get involved in international drug Mafia.


1 O Mundo de Sofia, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras, 555 p.

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

3 Através do Espelho, Jostein Gaarder. Companhia das Letras, 144 p.

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

5 Cromossomo 6, Robin Cook. Record, 528 p. R$28.

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

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

8 Despertar da Águia, Leonardo Boff. Vozes, 174 p. R$12

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

10 O Servo dos Ossos, Anne Rice. Rocco, 384 p. R$28.


1 Câncer Tem Cura, Frei Romano Zago. Vozes, 208 p. R$10.

2 Chic Homem, Manual de Moda e Estilo, Glória Kalil. Senac, 237 p. R$45.

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

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

5 Coisas Que Toda Garota Deve Saber, Samantha Rugen. Melhoramentos, 104
p. R$8,20.

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

7 Violetas na Janela, Vera Lúcia M. de Carvalho. Petit, 139 p. R$9,50.

8 177 Maneiras de Enlouquecer uma Mulher na Cama, Margot Saint-Loup.
Ediouro, 128 p. R$10,90.

9 Luta nas Classes II (O Professor Contra-Ataca), Bernardo Jablonski and
Ronald Fucs. Frente, 116 p. R$13.

10 Homens São de Marte, Mulheres São de Vênus, John Gray. Rocco, 304
p. R$26.


1 O Sucesso É Ser Feliz, Roberto Shinyashi. Gente, 198 p. R$20.

2 Meditando com Brian Weiss, Brian L. Weiss. Salamandra, 100 p. R$14,90.

3 Conversando com os Espíritos, James Van Praagh. Salamandra, 224 p.

4 As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso, Deepak Chopra. Best Seller, 104 p.

5 Minutos de Sabedoria, Torres Pastorino. Vozes, 280 p. R$4,29.

According to Jornal do Brasil

Send your
comments to


CDs or Books
by Keyword, Title or Author



Full search: Books or Music

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

The Battisti Affair Hasn’t Sated Italy’s Appetite for Doing Business with Brazil

Cesare Battisti, a member of Italy’s Armed Proletarians for Communism (PAC), lives comfortably in ...


Firing people is always unpleasant… But the company is bloated… The crisis is worse ...

Slam-bang Guga

Slam-bang Guga Gustavo Kuerten, who every Brazilian is calling Guga these days, is tennis’ ...

The Worse the Better

It’s important to note that by and large, Brazilians weren’t exactly enthralled by their ...

Not So Clean

"Part of our job is trying to educate people in Brazil about the enormous ...

Brazil Plays Catch Up in the Wood Industry Investing in Education

The wood sector in Brazil is in expansion mode. Exports of the forest-based sector ...

Saudis Importing Buses from Brazil

DaimlerChrysler Brazil is going to export 150 Mercedes-Benz buses to Saudi Arabia. The company ...

Brazil See Signs of a Recovering Economy

The number of the first quarter are already giving signs of improvement in the ...

Brazil’s Fifth Largest Beef Exporter Sells 80% of Production to Arabs

Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt are today the main Arab buyers of the foodstuff ...

Brazilian Government’s Portal Promises a Lot But Is Off to a Slow Start

Services and information about federal actions and programs by the Brazilian government, which were ...