Intent on offering his fiancée a better life, countryman heads for Rio de Janeiro in search of a place in the sun. Read More »
Tag Archives: Grande Otelo
A white girl and a black boy grow up together in the same house. When he is thrown out of the house after a misunderstanding, the two ceaselessly look for each other. Read More »
Carnaval Atlântida (1952) José Carlos Burle, Carlos Manga, Oscarito, Grande Otelo, Cyl Farney, Musical, Comedy
The famous Brazilian producer Cecílio B. De Milho wants to produce an epic about Helen of Troy. He hires the great professor of Greek history Xenofontes to write the screenplay, but his family and crew wants to make a Brazilian musical comedy. Meanwhile, a fake count wants to marry his nephew to be the lead actor of Helen of Troy.
Read More »
Macunaíma / Macunaima (1969) Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho, Fantasy, Comedy
Our story begins with Macunaima’s miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life’s purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City. On the way, more miracles occur, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, he is co-opted by terrorists who enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious lessons of life.
Read More »