Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

Plays,

movies &

best-seller books

PLAYS

Rio

O Burguês Ridículo (Ridiculous Bourgeois)
Adapted from a Molière’s comedy. Directed by Guel Arraes
and João Falcão with Marco Nanini and Betty Gofman.

Como Encher um Biquíni Selvagem (How to Fill Up
a Wild Bikini) — A comic view of loneliness in the big city. Boy wonder
Miguel Falabella wrote and directs. Starring Cláudia Jimenez.

Aluga-se um Namorado (Boyfriend for Rental) — In a traditional
Jewish family young man falls in love with a gentile girl. The family is
opposed to the romance. Written by James Sherman, directed by André
Valle. With Juliana Martins and Eri Johnson.

Ninguém Me Ama, Ninguém Me Quer, Ninguém
Me Chama de Baudelaire
(Nobody Loves Me, Nobody Wants Me, Nobody
Calls Me Baudelaire ) — Written and starred by Ivan de Albuquerque.
With participation of Leyla Ribeiro and Lúcio Mário Filho.
While getting ready to present a conference on Vampirism, a group of college
students is visited by the vampires themselves.

São Paulo

Bar Doce Bar (Bar Sweet Bar) — Musical Comedy. A group
of friends discuss and sing their lives under the watchful eye of a caring
waiter. Written by Luís Alberto de Abreu, directed by Ednaldo Freire.
Aldo Avilez, Fernando Petelinkar and Tico d’Godoy star.

Drácula e Outros Vampiros (Dracula and Other Vampires)
— A collection of comic and thrilling characters. Created and directed
by Antunes Filho with Grupo de Teatro Macunaíma.

E Continua Tudo Bem (Everything is Still Swell) — The
story starts when a couple celebrates the 25th anniversary of their first
adultery. Written by Bernard Slade. Directed by Marco Nanini. Glória
Menezes and Tarcísio Meira star.

Vacalhau & Binho — Sketches based on Zé Fidelis,
an old-guard radio comedian. Carlos Alberto Soffredini wrote, adapted and
directed. With Isser Korik, Luzia Meneghini, Edvaldo Barreto and Moisés
Inácio.

MOVIES

American films just released: Jingle All the Way (Um Herói
de Brinquedo), Trees Lounge (Ponto de Encontro), The Phantom (O Fantasma),
Palookaville (Doces Criminosos), The Fan (Estranha Obsessão), The
Crow: City of Angels (O Corvo: A Cidade dos Anaw6kx), Dead Man (Dead Man)

Doces Poderes (Sweet Powers) — Brazil — 1995 — A TV drama
during an electoral campaign. Directed by Lúcia Murat. With Marisa
Orth, Antônio Fagundes and Otávio Augusto.

Como Nascem os Anaw6kx (How Angels Are Born) — Brazil —
1996 — Two children from the favela (slum) take an American family
as hostage. Starring Priscila Assum, Sílvio Guindane, Larry Pine
e André Mattos. Directed by Murilo Salles.

Corisco e Dadá (Corisco and Dadá) — Brazil
— 1996 — The story happen in Bahia in 1927. Cangaceiro (backlands
outlaw) Corisco kidnap Dadá who is still a child. She will grow
up to love him and to be a real cangaceira herself. Directed by
Rosemberg Cariry with Chico Diaz, Dira Paes, Antônio Leite and Regina
Dourado.

Fica Comigo (Stay With Me) — Brazil — 1996 — The difficult
relationship between parents and teenagers. Directed by Tizuka Yamasaki.
Starring Antônio Fagundes, Luciana Rigueira, Vitor Hugo and Lúcia
Alves.

O Judeu (The Jew) — Brazil/Portugal — 1995 — The story
Luso-Brazilian playwright who was persecuted by the Inquisition in the
18th Century. Directed by Jom Tob Azulay. With Felipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat,
José Lewgoy, and Fernanda Torres.

O Monge e a Filha do Carrasco (The Monk and the Hangman’s
Daughter) — Brazil/EUA — 1994 — Directed by Walter Lima Jr., starring
Murilo Benício, Karina Barun, Patrícia Pillar and Paul Dillon.
A young Franciscan monk deals with faith and desires in 18th century Germany.

Quem Matou Pixote? (Who Killed Pixote?) — Brazil — 1996
— The film tells what happened to Fernando Ramos da Silva, the boy who
starred in the worldwide acclaimed film Pixote. José Joffily
directs. With Cassiano Carneiro, Luciana Rigueira, and Joana Fomm.

Tesis (Morte ao Vivo) — Spain — 1996 — When preparing
a college thesis about violence on movies and TV, Angela becomes a victim
of the violence that she is studying. With Ana Torrent, Fele Martinez and
Eduardo Noriega. Directed by Alejandro Amanábar.

BOOKS

Fiction

1. Novas Comédias da Vida Privada

Luís Fernando Veríssimo

2. O Mundo de Sofia

Jostein Gaarder

3. Ponto de Fuga – Morris West

4. A Escolha da Dra. Cole

Noah Gordon

5. Corredor da Morte V.I. (Duas Meninas) – Stephen King

6. O Homem que Calculava

Malba Tahan

7. A Dama do Lotação

Nélson Rodrigues

8. Mas Será o Benedito? – Mário Prata

9. Não És Tu, Brasil

Marcelos Rubens Paiva

10. Uma Pulga na Camisola

Max Nunes

Nonfiction

1. Notícia de um Seqüestro

Gabriel García Márquez

2. Tabacaria e Outros Poemas

Fernando Pessoa

3. A Assustadora História da Medicina

Richard Gordon

4. A Arte da Guerra: os Documentos Perdidos – Sun Tzu

5. O Rio do Meio – Lya Luft

6. Antônio Maria — Noites de Copacabana – Joaquim
Ferreira dos Santos

7. Vislumbres da Índia – Octavio Paz

8. A Ferro e Fogo — A História e a Devastação
da Mata

Warren Dean

9. Cara a Cara com as Drogas

Caho Lopes

10. Zico Conta a Sua História

Zico

Self-Help/New Age

1. Inteligência Emocional

Daniel Goleman

2. A Profecia Celestina – James Redfield

3. A Décima Profecia – James Redfield

4. Só o Amor É Real – Brian L. Weiss

5. O Monte Cinco — Paulo Coelho

6. Muitas Vidas, Muitos Mestres

Brian L. Weiss

7. A Cura Através da Terapia de Vidas Passadas – Brian
L. Weiss

8. As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso

Deepak Chopra –

9. Almas Gêmeas – Mônica Buonfiglio

10. Minutos de Sabedoria Simples — Torres Pastorino

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