For now, the last post on Brazilian films. This time we will get to know a capoeirista, a soccer player, a child actor, a revolutionary and an artist of the colonial era.
In Bahia the black community continues to be treated as slaves and their traditions are not allowed, including the capoeira. The Master Alípio (Macalé) tries to keep the tradition alive and chooses Besouro (Ailton Carmo) as his successor. And Besouro, after the murder of Master Alípio, will follow the instructions of his master defending his people against prejudice.
This time the post will be on great Brazilian characters outside of the music world. A president, a princess, a Formula 1 racer, a writer and a medium. Several characters from the same country.
The film about Paulo Coelho shows in a non-linearly way, three different moments of the writer’s life. Paulo Coelho as a teenager (Ravel Andrade), who has a conflicted relationship with his parents. He as an adult (Julio Andrade), in search of himself and collaborating with Raul Seixas and, he already mature, successful, redoing the Camino de Santiago.
The film shows the training and the daily life of the BOPE police, in Rio de Janeiro. Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is responsible for the unit and wants to leave it, but first he needs to find a substitute. At the same time, we follow two friends, who are trying to enter the unit.
After making the first post on biopics of Brazilian musicians, a passion was stimulated, so I decided to do a series of posts about the Brazilian cinema. Today, the second part of Movies + Music – Brazil follows.
In the form of documentary, the film shows the path of Raul Seixas, the controversy “Sociedade Alternativa” and the partnership with Paulo Coelho. The movie features testimonials from colleagues, ex-wives, family members, musicians and critics.
Music genre: Rock, rockabilly, ballad, country rock, folk, MPB
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To understand the culture of a country, nothing is better than to mix music and cinema. To know some great Brazilian artists, you should watch the following movies.
The film tells the story of the singer Cazuza (Daniel de Oliveira), the beginning of his career, the success with the band “Barão Vermelho”, until the singer’s death in 1990, at the age 32, victim of the AIDS. A brilliant composer and one of the greatest Brazilian artists; if you like music, you have to know him.
Music genre: MPB, rock, punk