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Posthumous Memories (2001)

Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (original title)
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.

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André Klotzel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Reginaldo Faria ... Brás Cubas
Marcos Caruso ... Quincas Borba
Petrônio Gontijo Petrônio Gontijo ... Young Brás Cubas (as Petronio Gontijo)
Stepan Nercessian ... Bento Cubas
Sônia Braga ... Marcela (as Sonia Braga)
Otávio Müller Otávio Müller ... Lobo Neves (as Otávio Muller)
Viétia Zangrandi Viétia Zangrandi ... Virgília (as Viétia Rocha)
Debora Duboc Debora Duboc ... Dona Eusébia
Walmor Chagas ... Dr. Vilaça
Nilda Spencer Nilda Spencer ... Dona Plácida
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ana Abott Ana Abott ... Nhá Loló
Manuca Almeida Manuca Almeida ... Faquir
Eduardo Amir Eduardo Amir ... Cantor de ópera
Thaís Balloni Thaís Balloni ... Baronesa
Fátima Belo Fátima Belo
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Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Portugal | Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Brás Cubas posztumusz visszaemlékezései See more »

Filming Locations:

Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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entertaining, but without a climax
23 February 2001 | by andre-71See all my reviews

This film takes you back to 19th century Brazil. The dead main character guides us through several periods of his life with a subliminal humor. He admits some secrets he did not dare to tell anybody during his lifetime. In this, I really got to like the leading character. The cast for this rather episodical movie was very convincing and well chosen. But, while drifting through the story, I had expected to get to any sort of a climax at some point. Unfortunately, there was none. Nonetheless, I left the cinema quite amused. Nice to see, if you like old costumes and an easy story. I give 7/10.


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