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Almost Brothers

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Almost Brothers (Quase Dois Irmãos) a film by Lúcia Murat

Brazil, 2004 (102 minutes)

Synopsis
This poignant film is the story of two men: white, middleclass Miguel, and black favela-dweller Jorge who meet as boys through their fathers’ passion for music. Their friendship is renewed during a lengthy incarceration in the mid 1970’s. Director Lúcia Murat offers a commentary on the lowest rung of society in contemporary Rio de Janeiro when, as adults, Miguel and Jorge, one a government official and the other a drug lord, respectively, discover that their lives have more in common than they ever realized.

About the Director
Lúcia Murat was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1948. Her earliest was in educational television. Her first feature film was How Nice to See You Alive (1989), which won the Best Film award at the Brasilia Film Festival. Among her feature films are Sweet Power (1996) and Brave New Land (2000). Almost Brothers (2004) won the FIPRESCI Prize and Best Director Award at the 2004 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

Pricipal Cast

 

Miguel (Today)
Jorge (Today)
Miguel (1970)
Jorge (1970)
Juliana
Deley
Peninha
Seu Jorge
Pingão
Helena

Werner Schüneman
Antônio Pompêo
Caco Ciocler
Flávio Bauráqui
María Flor
Renato de Souza
Fernando Alves Pino
Luis Melodia
Babu Santana
Marieta Severo

Crew

 

Director

Screenwriter

Producer
Cinematographer
Editor

Music
Production Designer

Lúcia Murat

Paulo Lins and Lucía Murat

Ailton Franco Jr. and Branca Murat

Jacob Solitrenick

Mair Tavares

Naná Vasconcelos

Luis Henrique Pinto

 
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