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Capitães da Areia (2011)

About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as Capitães da Areia (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s.

Directors:

Cecília Amado, Guy Gonçalves (co-director)

Writers:

Cecília Amado (screenplay), Jorge Amado (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Amorim Jean Amorim ... Pedro Bala
Ana Graciela Ana Graciela ... Dora
Roberio Lima Roberio Lima ... Professor
Israel Gouvea Israel Gouvea ... Sem Pernas
Paulo Abade Paulo Abade ... Gato
Marinho Gonçalves Marinho Gonçalves ... Querido de Deus
Ana Cecília Costa Ana Cecília Costa ... Dalva (as Ana Cecília)
Jussilene Santana Jussilene Santana ... Dona Esther
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zéu Britto Zéu Britto ... Aurélio dos Santos
Elielson Conceição Elielson Conceição ... João Grande
Edelvan de Deus Edelvan de Deus ... Ezequiel
Felipe Duarte Felipe Duarte ... Zé Fuinha
Diogo Lopes Filho Diogo Lopes Filho ... Padre José Pedro
Elcian Gabriel Elcian Gabriel ... Almiro
Deusi Magalhães Deusi Magalhães ... Freira
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Storyline

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, alive with the charm of the 1950s, a gang of street kids known as Capitães da Areia (Captains of the Sands) are hunted like common criminals. As we draw closer, we see that they are just children, almost a hundred of them, completely abandoned. But they won't be children for long: by the end of this odyssey, many will have become men. A year in the lives of these boys, in which they have incredible adventures, the most wonderful dreams, visit hell, discover sex, death and freedom! Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

1950s | gang | death | boy | brazil | See All (27) »

Genres:

Adventure

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Details

Country:

Brazil | Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitaines des sables See more »

Filming Locations:

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL9,238,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$825,947
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the best selling book "Captains of the Sands" by Jorge Amado. See more »

Connections

Version of The Sandpit Generals (1971) See more »

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Rubish
4 February 2017 | by kauaifexSee all my reviews

It's important to say that every relevant character displayed in the book is also contained in the movie, although their personalities and acting quality are very poor. That is by far the only good characteristic of the movie. Jorge Amado's novel was produced very badly, once the book's most important passages are completely neglected on the movie which leads to a non-linear and highly segmented story. In this context, if one watches the movie without reading the novel it's very likely that the movie will not be understood, because its main goal was entirely forgotten. Cecília Amado hasn't produced her grandfather's novel in a way it'd be considered a neat contribution to Brazilian literature's history. By the same token, it should be not shown to people who've not read the book yet, it may destroy Jorge Amado's great work. The movie is simply rubish.


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