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Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

Plays,

movies &

best-seller books

PLAYS

Rio

Anônima (Anonymous) — A Rio taxi driver takes
stock of his life the same say diplomat, poet, composer Vinicius de Moraes
dies. Written by Wilson Sayão, directed by Aderbal Freire-Filho,
with Pedro Paulo Rangel and Gracindo Jr.

O Carteiro e o Poeta (The Mailman and the Poet) — Written
by Antonio Skármeta and directed by Aderbal Freire-Filho. With Rogério
Fróes and Marcos Winter. The story about the imaginary friendship
between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the mailman who delivered his mail
when Neruda was in exile in Spain.

Don Juan — Molière’s classical take on the legendary
14th century lover and libertine. Directed by Moacir Chaves with Édson
Celulari and Cacá Carvalho.

Master Class (Master Class) — By Terrence
McNally with Marília Pêra and Caio Ferraz. Maria Callas’s
adventures during the time she spent at the Julliard School of Music in
New York.

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.

Ensaio para Danton (Essay for Danton) — Based on German
dramatist Georg Büchner’s Danton’s Death from 1835. It
deals with relationships, power, revolution and death. Sérgio de
Carvalho directs Amazyles de Almeida, Nelly Sampaio, and Gustavo Machado.

No Olho da Rua (Thrown on the Street) — The little daily
adventures in the big city. Twenty stories of passion, friendship and misunderstandings.
Written by Luiz Cabral and Ricardo Soares. Directed by Beth Lopes. With
Amadeo Lamounier, Bel Kowarick, Luiz Carlos Rossi, and Rosanna Seligmann.

Vacalhau & Binho — Sketches based on Zé Fidélis,
an old-guard radio comedian. Carlos Alberto Soffredini wrote, adapted and
directed.

MOVIES

American films just released: Donnie Brasco (Donnie Brasco),
The Crucible (As Bruxas de Salém), Turbulence (Turbulência),
Metro (O Negociador), Portrait of a Lady (Retrato de uma Mulher), Fierce
Creatures (Ferocidade Máxima), Girl 6 (Garota 6), Citizen Ruth (Ruth
em Questão), The Devil’s Own (Inimigo Íntimo, James and the
Giant Peach (James e o Pêssego Gigante)

An Instant of Innocence (Um Instante de Inocência) —
Iran — 1996 — Former policeman go looking for a moviemaker because he wants
him to fulfill promise. Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbat with Mirhadi Tayebi,
Ali Bakhshi, and Ammar Tafti.

Beautiful Thing (Delicada Atração) — England
— 1996 — A couple of adolescents (both are 16) fall in love and decide
to face the music and fight their families for their right to live together.
By Hetti MacDonald with Linda Henry and Scott Neal.

O Cego que Gritava Luz (The Blindman Who Cried Light) —
Brazil — 1996 — Dimas, a Brasília story teller, creates a lot of
suspense by withholding the ending of tale involving a crime. But then
he is forced to tell what he knows. Directed by João Batista de
Andrade with Tonico Pereira, Roberto Bomtempo e Murilo Grossi.

Corisco e Dadá (Corisco and Dadá) — Brazil
— 1996 — The story happens in Bahia in 1927. Cangaceiro (backlands
outlaw) Corisco kidnaps 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.

O Homem Nu (The Naked Man) — Brazil — 1996 — Man is taken
for sexual pervert and even terrorist after being locked outside his apartment
naked. Remake of movie inspired by a Fernando Sabino short story. With
Cláudio Marzo, Lúcia Veríssimo, and Daniel Dantas.
Directed by Hugo Carvana.

Pequeno Dicionário Amoroso (Little Love Dictionary)
— Brazil — 1996 — A chance meeting between two youngsters develops into
a torrid love story. Directed by Sandra Werneck with Andréa Beltrão,
Daniel Dantas, and Tony Ramos.

Ponette (Ponette, à Espera de um Anjo) — France
— 1996 — The drama of a four-year-old girl after her mother dies in a car
accident. Directed by Jacques Doillon. With Victoire Trivisol, Marie Trintignant
and Xavier Beauvois.

Shine (Shine: Brilhante) — England/Australia — 1996 —
The story of pianist David Helfgott, whose career is interrupted by disease.
He then returns to the concert circuit. Directed by Scott Hicks. With Geoffrey
Rush and Armin Mueller.

BOOKS

Fiction

1. O Paciente Inglês

Michael Ondaatje

2. O Mundo de Sofia

Jostein Gaarder

3. Armadilha Aérea

Michael Crichton

4. O Último Chefão

Mario Puzo

5. O Homem que Calculava

Malba Tahan

6. Novas Comédias da Vida Privada

Luís Fernando Veríssimo

7. O Xangô de Baker Street

Jô Soares

8. Ponto de Fuga – Morris West

9. Legítima Defesa

Jonathan Kellerman

10. Mas Será o Benedito?

Mário Prata

Nonfiction

1. Chic — Um Guia Básico de Moda e Estilo – Glória
Kalil

2. Terra – Sebastião Salgado

3. O Povo Brasileiro, a Formação e o Sentido do
Brasil –
Darcy Ribeiro

4. O Princípio Dilbert – Scott Adams

5. Manual de Redação do Estado de S. Paulo
Eduardo Martins

6. Vislumbres da Índia – Octavio Paz

7. O Rio do Meio – Lya Luft

8. O Mundo Assombrado pelos Demônios – Carl Sagan

9. Crônicas de Repórter – Pedro Bial

10. A Arte da Guerra: Os Documentos Perdidos – Sun Tzu

Self-Help/New Age

1. Inteligência Emocional

Daniel Goleman

2. A Inteligência Emocional e a Arte de Educar Nossos Filhos

John Gottman e Joan DeClaire

3. Meu Anjo – Fausto Oliveira

4. As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso

Deepak Chopra

5. A Profecia Celestina

James Redfield

6. Violetas na Janela

Vera Lúcia Marinzeck Carvalho

7. A Décima Profecia – James Redfield

8. Muitas Vidas, Muitos Mestres

Brian L. Weiss

9. Homens São de Marte, Mulheres São de Vênus
John Gray

10. A Cura Através da Terapia de Vidas Passadas
Brian I. Weiss

According to weekly newsmagazine Veja

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