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Mutum (2007)

Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the ... See full summary »


Sandra Kogut
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thiago da Silva Mariz ... Thiago
Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso ... Felipe (as Felipe Leal Barroso)
Maria Juliana Souza de Oliveira Maria Juliana Souza de Oliveira ... Juliana (as Juliana Souza de Oliveira)
Brenda Luana Rodrigues Lima Brenda Luana Rodrigues Lima ... Brenda (as Brenda Rodrigues Lima)
João Vitor Leal Barroso João Vitor Leal Barroso ... João Vitor
João Miguel João Miguel ... Le père
Izadora Fernandes Izadora Fernandes ... La mère (as Izadora Fernandes Silveira)
Rômulo Braga Rômulo Braga ... Oncle Terez
Paula Regina Sampaio da Silva Paula Regina Sampaio da Silva ... Rosa (as Paula Sampalo da Silva)
Maria das Graças Leal Macedo Maria das Graças Leal Macedo ... La grand-mère (as Maria Leal de Macedo)
Pedro Trovão Pedro Trovão ... Vacher Jé
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Seu Deográcias
Raimundo Nonato Soares da Silva Raimundo Nonato Soares da Silva ... Luisaltino (as Nonato Soares da Silva)
Eduardo Moreira Eduardo Moreira ... Homme de la ville
Onilo José de Souza Onilo José de Souza ... Vacher Onilo


Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the home, Thiago begins, little by little, to see and understand a place that he had never been able to before, thus slowly letting go of his innocence. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

15 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Schwarzer Vogel, stilles Kind See more »


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BRL4,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Poetry of Life
27 November 2007 | by welingto-1See all my reviews

Transpose the universe of Guimarães Rosa, one of the most important Brazilian writers, rich in unusual of phrases and words, the use of neologisms, with the vocabulary close to the language of "sertanejos" of Minas Gerais and philosophical questions about life and death, is a difficult task. But it is a universe so rich and full of themes that a small cut it is material for a good film. Sandra Kogut, director of the documentary "Passaporte Húngaro", chose to adapt the story of Miguilim, considered one of the best of Portuguese language, for today, and gave the name of Mutum, small town in a rural area of Minas. She met the majority of its players among the residents of the region.

The story of Miguilim is about the loss of innocence and the lack of understanding by the child of the problems of the adulthood. "Miguilim had no desire to grow, to be great person. The conversation between adults was always the same things dry, with the need to be gross, scary things . ", Writes Guimarães Rosa in this short story. Those fears also: "Miguilim did not like to put eyes in the dark.".

The film has the simplicity of the characters, without music and fireworks, or formulaic script, like life itself has greatness in small things. The melancholic eyes of Miguilim are our eyes, in joy and in sorrow. Mutum is not a perfect film. Some key scenes pass quickly, without time to absorb some events. Perhaps is the desire to contemplate such beauty. Pure Poetry, the movie was shown in Cannes Film Festival and received praises worldwide.

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