5.9/10
2,246
8 user 3 critic

God Is Brazilian (2003)

Deus é Brasileiro (original title)
God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while.

Director:

Carlos Diegues

Writers:

João Emanuel Carneiro, José Carvalho (storyline consultant) (as José de Carvalho) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Antônio Fagundes ... Deus
Wagner Moura ... Taoca
Paloma Duarte ... Madá
Bruce Gomlevsky Bruce Gomlevsky ... Quinca das Mulas
Stepan Nercessian ... Baudelé
Castrinho Castrinho ... Goró
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Quincas Batalha
Chico Assis Chico Assis ... Cezão
Thiago Farias Thiago Farias ... Messias
Susana Werner Susana Werner ... Senhorita Agá
Toni Garrido Toni Garrido ... São Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivana Iza Ivana Iza ... Estela
Vitor Diegues Meuren Vitor Diegues Meuren ... Anjo 1
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.

Director: Monique Gardenberg
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Dira Paes, Wagner Moura
VIPs (2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

Director: Toniko Melo
Stars: Wagner Moura, Gisele Fróes, Emiliano Ruschel
Lower City (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director: Sérgio Machado
Stars: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos
Bald Mountain (2013)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A journey to the biggest open mining of the contemporary age. It's 1978 and friends Juliano and Joaquim leave Rio de Janeiro in search of their dream of striking it rich. Like thousands of ... See full summary »

Director: Heitor Dhalia
Stars: Wagner Moura, Silvero Pereira, Matheus Nachtergaele
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Brazilian photocopier operator falls in love with a girl who lives in an opposite house and spends his evenings looking at her through his binoculars.

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job.

Director: Vicente Amorim
Stars: Wagner Moura, Cláudia Abreu, Ravi Ramos Lacerda
Carandiru (2003)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man who has put his career ahead of everything else in life learns the value of family when his son goes missing.

Director: Luciano Moura
Stars: Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte, Mariana Lima
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Fernanda Torres, Wagner Moura, Camila Pitanga
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Darlan Cunha, Sophia Reis, Lázaro Ramos
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of Brazilian popular singer Luiz Gonzaga and his son Gonzaguinha.

Director: Breno Silveira
Stars: Adélio Lima, Chambinho do Acordeon, Land Vieira
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Zero is a brilliant scientist. However, 20 years ago, he was publicly humiliated when he lost Helena, the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Torres
Stars: Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Maria Luísa Mendonça
Edit

Storyline

God decides to take a vacation - but, first, He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He's away. For that, He goes to Brazil's northeast, where He believes there's a very good man for the job - but, during His mission, He becomes friend of a very smart young man, Taoca. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Limite (1931) See more »

User Reviews

 
Have to try!
8 February 2005 | by bloggingburtSee all my reviews

I have just seen the movie God is Brazilian and absolutely loved it. I found the dialogs hilarious and intelligent. This God is certainly a gust of fresh air compared to his American counterpart. God is a good guy, simple, vain and proud of his work. He just wants to take a vacation because mankind gives him so much to do. The other two main characters, Taoca and Madá (short for Madalena) are just so human that they could stand for the whole of mankind, as can all the other characters that appear in the movie. The story is a bit those medieval moralities where the characters start a journey that will reveal the truth. In their way they meet all sorts of characters that will help them on their quest. The best thing, however, are the dialogs. Just hilarious!


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official site | Official site

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Bóg jest Brazylijczykiem See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed