Buddies (2012 film)
Buddies is a 2012 Brazilian adventure-comedy film written and directed by Marcelo Galvão. The film tells the story of three young people with Down syndrome working in the video library of the institute where they live. One day, inspired by the movie Louise, they decide to flee in search of new adventures, it was shot in São Paulo, Paulínia, all three in São Paulo, Florianópolis and Laguna, in Santa Catarina, in Torres, Rio Grande do Sul, as well as in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Portuguese film, Buddies, is about three teenage friends, Stallone and Marcio, who all have Down Syndrome. All three young adults live in an institution with other kids and teenagers who have Down Syndrome; the film describes these three characters by first addressing how they each arrived at the institution went on to illustrate a day in the life at the institution. Stallone and Marcio all work together in the video library, where they found the inspiration to run away, they each had a wish and running away from the institution was the only way their wishes could come true.
Stallone wished to see the sea, Aninha wished to get married, Marcio wished to fly. So, in the middle of the night, the three friends set off on their adventure. While out on their road trip to fulfill their wishes, the gang of friends made a few stops along the way. Shortly after leaving the institution, the friends realized that they were going to have to eat somehow while on their road trip. During this entire road trip, there were two police officers following them, looking to return the three young friends back to the institution; each stop the friends made during their road trip, they stirred up a little bit of trouble and soon after, the officers were on their tails again. Stallone and Marcio stopped at a carnival and stole costumes, they stopped at an old woman’s house to ask for directions, they dined at an expensive restaurant; each of the characters saw. First, Stallone saw the sea after traveling on a bus. Next, Aninha got married like she had dreamed of. However, she did not marry a singer like she had dreamed of.
Instead, she married Stallone. Marcio flew home in an airplane, after Stallone jumped in front of a bullet for Aninha; the film ends with the groundskeeper telling the story of the three friends to other children at the same institution. One of the protagonists of the film, Ariel Goldenberg, is a fan of the American actor Sean Penn and wanted to realize the dream of bringing the idol to watch the film's release at his side; the promotion includes a video where is shown the story of Ariel, who has Down syndrome and has always been a cinema lover. According to the film's publicist, Aleksandra Zakartchouk, "the idea is to make the video becomes a viral and international news, to reach the hands of Sean Penn."The video features several Brazilian personalities inviting the actor Sean Penn to go to Brazil, including the presenter Otavio Mesquita, actresses Juliana Paes, Gabriela Duarte, Juliana Didone and Tania Khalill, actors Sergio Marone and Lima Duarte, singers Falcão and Rogério Flausino, comedians Marco Luque and Danilo Gentili.
The film was shown at the Red Rock Film Festival in November 8, 2012. It was the feature film that opened the Amazonas Film Festival on November 3, 2012, it will be released in Brazil on March 1, 2013. The film won the 2012 edition of the Festival de Gramado, winning the "Kikito" of Best Feature Film and Best Art Direction, as well as a Special Prize from the Jury, was elected as the best Brazilian film in public shows of São Paulo International Film Festival. Official website Official UK website Buddies on IMDb
Antônio da Silva Fagundes Filho is a Brazilian actor, renowned for his several performances in theater and television, where he works in soap operas. Fagundes was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro but moved with his parents to São Paulo at the age of eight and has lived there for over 30 years, he discovered his gift for the theater from the setting of stage plays made in the Rio Branco School, where he studied. He debuted on television in 1969 at TV Tupi. Fagundes began on the telenovela Saramandaia, he served for several years as protagonist of the series Carga Pesada, from 1979 to 1981, from 2003 to 2007. The actor has four children: one, with his ex-wife Mara Carvalho, the other three, fruits of his 15-year marriage to actress Clarisse Abujamra. 1985 - Molière Award, best drama actor for Cyrano de Bergerac. 1988 - Rio Cine Festival, Best Actor by The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema 1988 - Molière Award, best drama actor for Fragments of a Loving Speech. 1991 - Press Trophy, best TV actor for The World Owner.
1992 - Festival Internacional del Cine, best film actor for The Body. 1993 - APCA Trophy, best TV actor for Renascer. 1993 - Press Trophy, best TV actor for Renascer. 1997 - Contigo Award! - Best TV actor for For Love'. 1999 - Award of the Culture House in Rome theater 1999 - Brazil Quality Award, Best Actor of theater and television for the body of work. 1999 - APCA Trophy, best drama actor for Latest Luas. 2000 - Trophy Super Cap de Ouro, TV Terra Nostra. 2001 - Quality Award Brazil, RJ - best TV actor for Porto dos Milagres. 2001 - Quality Award Brazil, SP - best TV actor for Porto dos Milagres. 2001 - Best of the Year, Domingão Faustão - best TV actor for Porto dos Milagres. 2001 - Contigo Award! - Best TV actor for Porto dos Milagres. 2008 - Quality Award Brazil - best TV actor for Two Face. 2008 - Trophy Super Cap de Ouro, TV Two Faces. 2012 - Award Applause Brazil Theatre - Best Actor for "Red" Antônio Fagundes on IMDb
Fábio Barreto is a Brazilian filmmaker, actor and film producer. He is best known for directing and co-writing Lula, o filho do Brasil, a biography based on President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's early life, the most expensive film in the history of Brazilian cinema upon its release, he slipped into a coma after being involved in a car accident in Rio de Janeiro and, as of August 2014, is reported to be in a minimally conscious state. Barreto was born on 1957 in Rio de Janeiro, he is the youngest son of well-known movie producers Luís Lucy Barreto. His brother is the fellow filmmaker Bruno Barreto, responsible for the 1976 international box office hit Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, starring Sônia Braga, he started his career at age 20, directing the short subject A estória de José e Maria. Since he acted in two films — Nelson Pereira dos Santos' Memórias do Cárcere, his father's For all - O trampolim da vitória — and directed nine feature films, the Brazilian version of Desperate Housewives, an episode of TV series Você Decide and two other short films.
His first feature was Índia, a Filha do Sol, starring Glória Pires as a Native-Brazilian who tries to survive the brutality of diamond mining in Central-Western Brazil and ends up falling in love with a white soldier. The film score was composed by Caetano Veloso, which Barreto would criticize for calling Lula an "illiterate". In 1986 he directed O Rei do Rio, based on a play by Dias Gomes, which tells the story of two friends who enrich through illegal gambling game jogo do bicho and became rivals in the struggle for political power. Both films featured Nuno Leal Maia as the leading male star, his next film was Luzia-Homem, based on the novel of the same name by 19th century writer Domingos Olímpio. It featured Claudia Ohana as a masculinized woman seeking revenge for the murder of her parents, which ends up finding love. In 1991, following the Lambada dance craze, he directed a film about it. After a four-year hiatus, he directed O Quatrilho, the first Brazilian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since O Pagador de Promessas, released in 1962.
In 1997 he directed his first English language film, Bela Donna, starring Natasha Henstridge and Andrew McCarthy. In 2002 he directed his seventh film, the critically acclaimed A Paixão de Jacobina, he would only return to directing a few years releasing Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio and the Brazilian version of Desperate Housewives in 2007. In 2009 he shot Lula, o filho do Brasil; the film, which premiered on January 1, 2010, is his fourth collaboration with Glória Pires. On December 19, 2009, at around 10 p.m. Barreto was involved in a car accident in Botafogo, a southern neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. According to firefighter Wagner Generoso, a car came too near to the filmmaker's vehicle, which hit a stone wall, flew to another lane and overturned, he was sent to Hospital Miguel Couto in Leblon, where he faced a three-hour surgery that same night, transferred to the Hospital Copa D'Or. On the following day, he was submitted to an operation to reduce the brain swelling, he underwent a tracheostomy to help him breathe.
According to the neurosurgeon Paulo Niemeyer Filho, the director had an acute subdural hematoma and a contusion in the temporal lobe on both sides. "The skull's left side was placed in the patient's rib. It will be stored there until it is put back in its place," he said. On March 22, Fabio was transferred to his house. Several friends of Fábio visited his family in the hospital, such as fellow filmmakers Guel Arraes, Sérgio Rezende, Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio star Cristiana Oliveira, Frei Betto, Glória Pires' husband, singer Orlando Morais, O Quatrilho star Patrícia Pillar, her husband, former presidential candidate Ciro Gomes. President Lula called the Barreto family to wish Fábio a quick recovery. On February 3, 2010, Barreto left the intensive care unit of the Hospital Copa D'Or, although he remains inconscient; as of August 2014 he is reported to be "minimally conscious" and has responded to some stimuli but has yet to emerge from his coma. He was married to actress Dora Pellegrino, with whom he had Mariana.
He is married to actress Déborah Kalume with whom he had João. He is the father of Lucas and Júlia Barreto Borges, which starred in his films Luzia Homem, O Quatrilho, Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio. In an interview to Cult magazine, Barreto said his film Lula, o filho do Brasil did not had any political connotations, gave his opinion about the President: "Lula represents a revolution over the course of Brazilian society, because he is disturbing in a serious thing that has always existed in Brazil, called inferiority complex So, he is responsible for leaving actionless, for showing how the'enlightened' elite is intellectually colonized. Caetano Veloso, when he calls Lula an illiterate, is proving to be a colonized, elitist person. At the same time, you have Obama saying that Lula is'the man'." As director: 2009 - Lula, o filho do Brasil 2007 - Donas de Casa Desesperadas 2007 - Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio 2002 - A Paixão de Jacobina 2000 - De Conversa em Conversa 1997 - Bela Donna 1995 - O Quatrilho 1992 - Você Decide 1988 - Luzia Homem 1986 - O Rei do Rio 1984 - India, Daughter of the Sun 1978 - Mané Garrincha 1977 -
E a Vida Continua...
E a Vida Continua... is a 2012 Brazilian drama film directed by Paulo Figueiredo, based on the book of the same name by the medium Chico Xavier. When the car of young Evelina breaks on the road, she has no idea how her path will be changed forever. Bailed out by Ernesto, Evelina soon discovers that they are going to the same hotel, they develop a friendship so solid that will persist when both leave to another dimension. Lima Duarte Amanda Acosta Ana Lúcia Torre Ana Rosa Arlete Montenegro Carla Fioroni Cesar Pezzuolli Claudia Mello Luiz Baccelli Luiz Carlos Felix Official website E a Vida Continua... on IMDb
Top Cat is an American animated television series made by the Hanna-Barbera studios that first ran from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network. The central character, Top Cat is the leader of a gang of Manhattan alley cats living in Hoagy's Alley: Fancy-Fancy, Benny the Ball and Choo Choo. Top Cat and his gang were inspired by the East Side Kids, characters from the series of 1940s'B' movies, but their more immediate roots lay in The Phil Silvers Show, a military comedy whose lead character was a crafty con-man. Maurice Gosfield, who played Private Duane Doberman in The Phil Silvers Show, provided the voice for Benny the Ball in Top Cat, Benny's rotund appearance was based on Gosfield's. Additionally, Arnold Stang's vocal characterisation of the lead character, the eponymous Top Cat, was based on an impression of Phil Silvers' voice. Other influences include the movie Guys and Dolls, in which actor Stubby Kaye played a short, streetwise gambler: a virtual Benny the Ball prototype.
Lastly, an unlikely contender was the character Hokey Wolf on The Huckleberry Hound Show, whose segment paralleled The Phil Silvers Show. The gang attempts to earn a quick buck though illegal scams, a frequent plot-thread revolved around the local beat cop, Charles "Charlie" Dibble, ineffectively trying to evict them from the alley. Dibble's appearance was modeled on Allen Jenkins. Animation historian Christopher P. Lehman says; the cats may represent disenfranchised people confined to living in a poor environment. Top Cat's get-rich-quick schemes are efforts to escape to a better life; the gang faces a human police officer who frustrates their efforts and keeps them trapped in the alley. This enforcement of the social order by police ensures that the cats will not escape their current living conditions. Main voices: Arnold Stang as Top Cat Maurice Gosfield as Benny the Ball Allen Jenkins as Officer Dibble Marvin Kaplan as Choo-Choo Leo De Lyon as Brain, Spook John Stephenson as Fancy-FancyAdditional voices: Bea Benaderet Herschel Bernardi Daws Butler Paul Frees Sally Jones Don Messick Ge Ge Pearson Gigi Perreau Jean Vander Pyl Various episodes of the series were released on VHS in Europe, as well as Worldvision Home Video in the United States.
Warner Home Video released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on December 7, 2004. Warner Archive re-released Top Cat: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection; this is a Manufacture-on-Demand release, available through Warner's online store and Amazon.com. On January 10, 2017, the show was re-released in stores as part of Hanna-Barbera's 60th anniversary. In the UK, the complete series box set was released in 2007 as a HMV exclusive until 2008. Alternatively, five single DVD volumes, each containing 6 episodes, were released; the covers were from the US edition but re-released with a new design. Each volume shows a group picture of Top Cat using Dibble's phone with his gang beside him, but the colour-coding is: Volume 1: Primrose – Top Cat Volume 2: Green – Choo-Choo Volume 3: Red – Fancy Fancy Volume 4: Blue – Benny Volume 5: Orange – SpookThe DVDs have since been made available to buy in other retailers across the UK. Other Hanna-Barbera characters make cameo appearances during the series.
In the episode "King for a Day", Brain and Spook are reading comic books. Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound comics can be seen in the bottom right corner of the scene. In the episode "Rafeefleas", the gang is wandering through a museum at night when they come upon a group of statues labeled "Prehistoric Man". Choo-Choo insists that he's seen the figures before, maybe on T. V. but TC waves this off. The statues are modeled after Barney Rubble. In the episode "A Visit from Mother", "El Kabong" graffiti is seen on the wall in the background. In one episode of Gomer Pyle, U. S. M. C. Gomer is seen in a restaurant reading a Top Cat comic book. Top Cat made a cameo appearance in one of What a Cartoon! Shorts named "Buy Get One Free" in a party scene. Top Cat made a cameo appearance in a 2012 MetLife commercial entitled, "Everyone". Top Cat's theme is featured in The Flintstones episode "Surfin Fred" when Barney and Betty discover that Jimmy Darrock is in fact not a lifeguard. Officer Dibble makes a cameo appearance in The Flintstones episode "Time Machine", as a policeman in the future, thus returning the favor done in the episode "The Rafeefleas" mentioned above.
Top Cat and his gang appeared in Yogi's Ark Lark. While the others don't have dialogue, Top Cat was voiced by Daws Butler while Benny the Ball was voiced by John Stephenson, it was presumed that Arnold Stang wasn't available at the time while Maurice Gosfield was dead in 1964. In 1985, Top Cat appeared on Yogi's Treasure Hunt with Yogi Bear and other Hanna-Barbera toon stars as the treasure hunt assigner. Officer Dibble made an appearance in the end of the show's episode, "Yogi's Beanstalk" voiced by John Stephenson since Allen Jenkins had died in 1974. In 1987, Hanna-Barbera produced a feature-length television film based on the show titled Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats, in which the gang helps a young girl claim her inheritance. During that time, John Stephenson reprised Officer Dibble while Benny the Ball was voiced by Avery Schreiber. In the Fender Bender 500 segment of Wake and Roll, Top Cat and Choo Choo were one of the racers driving a trash can-modeled monst
Father's Chair is a 2012 Brazilian drama film directed by Luciano Moura. It follows the story of Theo, a man who always gave priority to career, until the day that his 15-year-old son goes missing, it was shot in Campinas, Paulínia, in the coast of the state of São Paulo. The film was selected for the World Cinema at 2012 Sundance Film Festival and for the Première Brasil at 2012 Festival do Rio. Theo is a doctor, he always gave priority to work, leaving the family at second plan, but little by little Theo discovers that everything around him is collapsing. His mentor and father figure is dying and his wife wants to divorce him, but nothing could prepare him for the day that his 15-year-old son, disappeared without a trace. Theo embarks on a quest that leads him through Brazil, discovering what matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself. Wagner Moura as Theo Gadelha Mariana Lima as Branca Lima Duarte as Emiliano Gadelha Brás Antunes as Pedro Abrahão Farc as Firmino A Busca on IMDb
Araguaia (TV series)
Araguaia is a Brazilian fictional and supernatural telenovela that debuted on Rede Globo from September 27, 2010 to April 8, 2011. It is created by Walther Negrão, it is written by Walther Negrão, Jackie Vellego, Renato Modesto, Julio Fischer, Alessandro Marson and Fausto Galvão. The novela was topbilled by Cléo Pires, Murilo Rosa, Milena Toscano, Thiago Fragoso, Júlia Lemmertz, Lima Duarte and together with an ensemble cast. Due to its success it was nominated for the International Emmy Awards 2011. In 1845, before industrialization, women had to do everything to protect what they owned as they did not depend so much in men. One day an indigenous tribe, Karuê, launched an attack on the women's homestead and rob and grab their properties. Many are killed and Apoena, one of the attackers rescues Antonîa, a teenager and decides to take her to his community. Through the ventures, Antonîa and Apoena fall in love in and hence, she becomes pregnant. On arriving among the Karuê community, Antonîa's state awakens Larú's hatred and therefore casts a curse on all Antonîa and Apoena's male offsprings.
They children die under mysterious circumstances on the banks of Araguaia river. On the 21st century, Fernando receives the news that his mother Antoninha is critically ill and nearing death, he sets a journey back to Araguaia together with his wife and her adoptive mother. On arrival Antonîa dies after begging Fernando to take away his son away from Araguaia as the curse inflected by Larú is still effective. With the outgoing nature of Fernando he decides to sell Solano's horse in order to find money to take Estela and he back to Rio de Janeiro, he dies on the eve of their supposed journey. Estela develops feelings for Solano. A love story between Estela a Karuê last female descendant and Solano, the last descendant of Apoena and Antonia; this will put Estela on a quest of living her own love story. The situation complicates when she becomes pregnant with Solano's son, affected by the curse, they must fight against all odds. Araguaia on IMDb