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VideoFilmes (Firm)

Overview
Works: 110 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 5,507 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Interviews  Biography  Melodrama  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by VideoFilmes (Firm)
Cidade de Deus City of God by Matheus Nachtergaele( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Built in the 1960s, Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a sprawling housing project built to keep the poor as far as possible from Rio's glamorous beaches and resorts. By the 1980s, it has degenerated into a war zone so dangerous that visitors from outside risk being shot to death on sight, a poisonous stew of poverty, drugs, and crime. "If you run away, they get you, and if you stay, they get you, too," says Rocket, who wants to be a photographer. Rocket's brother, friends, and neighbors begin with truck stick-ups, which lead to brothel hold-ups that lead to murder that leads to coke dealing that leads to street brawls with armies of gun-toting 11-year-olds. Soon a full-scale gang war rages in the City of God--understandably not covered by wary Rio photojournalists--but just the opportunity Rocket needs to make his move, get a job at a newspaper, and get out
Central do Brasil Central Station by Walter Salles( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Portuguese and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing
On the road ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling cross-country, young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly
Leonera Lion's den ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia gives birth to a son after she is sent to the penitentiary for the murder of her lover. Fellow inmate Marta becomes her ally, while her mother Sofia is her opponent. As Marta attempts to teach Julia how to be a mother in the least appropriate place, her mother attempts to gain custody so the child can grow up outside of prison. The duel between Julia and her mother expresses the dilemma of what is better for the child, life with his mother in prison, or without her, but in freedom
Madame Satã by Karim Aïnouz( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, was one of the most famous drag queens of the 1930s. "Born to slaves in the arid wasteland of Northern Brazil and sold by his mother at the age of 7 for a mule, João Francisco dos Santos battled all stereotypes on the mean streets of Lapa, Rio de Janeíro. Jailed for 27 of his 76 years, dos Santos was an explosive figure prone to excessive bouts of violence and moments of extreme tenderness"--Container
Terra estrangeira by Walter Salles( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Portuguese and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After the unexpected death of his mother, Paco, an aspiring actor from Sao Paulo, longs to leave his native Brazil. Tired of living in suqalior, he accepts a 'delivery job' from a shady antique dealer and travels to Lisbon carrying a violin filled with uncut diamonds. But when the exchange goes bad, he finds himself on the run from an underworld thug and in the arms of Alex, a beautiful woman caught up in the Portuguese black market."--Container
Lavoura arcaica ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the relationship between a young man, André, and his religious but caring family. After running away from his Lebanese-Brazilian abode, André has to confront Pedro, the older brother determined to convince him to return to the protective care of his parents. Torn apart by an unresolved incestuous past with his younger sister, Ana, Pedro has to choose between a life of utopian freedom, removed from all past connections, or re-engagement with strict patriarchal norms by returning to his religious family
O céu de Suely Suely in the sky ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermila takes her newborn son and returns to her village in northeastern Brazil. Realizing she has been abandoned by her husband, she is determined to raise enough money to escape her stifling home town. She raffles off her body as a way to raise money
Abril despedaçado ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two families, who both grow sugar cane, have been squabbling over the ownership of a piece of land for years. The disagreement then turned violent. The Breveses, a much smaller family, have been suffering more than their rivals and a steady drop in sugar prices has also left the family with little but their pride. When the eldest son of the Breves family is killed, his father orders his next-oldest son to kill one of the Ferreira boys. He finds himself questioning the wisdom of this bloody rivalry, and he ponders his fate while spending time with his younger brother
Bossa nova ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the origins and development of the Brazilian bossa nova. Contains musical performances, as well as stories and reminiscences from leading figures of bossa nova and commentaries by musicians who trace its influence outside of Brazil
Macunaíma by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Macunaíma, cinema novo pioneer Joaquim Pedro de Andrade adapted a masterpiece of Brazilian modernism to reflect the simultaneous triumph of tropicalismo and onset of military dictatorship. Pure essence of 1969, the movie is a funny, freewheeling mélange of primitive myth and Busby Berkeley, hippie street theater and cabaret star Grande Otelo, glamorized urban guerrillas and documented candomblé rituals; it's full of racial high jinks, with a free-floating cannibal metaphor applied most savagely to a capitalist ogre."--Village Voice
Antonio Carlos Jobim an all-star tribute ( Visual )
in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From Brazil comes this musical tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), co-founder and leading composer of the Bossa Nova."--Conteneur
Abril despedaçado by Ismail Kadare( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Portuguese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two families, who both grow sugar cane, have been squabbling over the ownership of a piece of land for years. The disagreement then turned violent. The Breveses, a much smaller family, have been suffering more than their rivals and a steady drop in sugar prices has also left the family with little but their pride. When the eldest son of the Breves family is killed, his father orders his next-oldest son to kill one of the Ferreira boys. The son finds himself questioning the wisdom of this bloody rivalry, and he ponders his fate while spending time with his younger brother and a pair of travelling circus performers
Linha de passe ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four poor, fatherless brothers in São Paulo aspire to break free of their social status and its trappings by becoming professional soccer players
Edifício master ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daily lives and routines of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Santiago ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Santiago Badariotti Merlo was the butler for the parents and family of director João Moreira Salles for thirty years. He was also an eccentric man, a lover of film, theater, music and history. In 1992, when Santiago has retired, João Moreira Salles decides to make a film about him. He films him, but never edits the movie. In 2005 he returns to work on the unfinished film and discovers reflections of his own life in Santiago's memories."--Web
Jogo de cena ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation
Iracema uma transa amazônica ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In contrast to the government's official propaganda, this film documents the social problems and deforestation of the Amazon Region during the Brazilian dictatorship. Documents the lives of a young prostitute in the Amazonas, Iracema, and a truck driver, Tião, who travel the Amazon area through the Transamazonic Road
Peões Metalworkers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed during Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's presidential campaign, the film examines the personal histories of anonymous workers who were involved alongside Lula in labor strikes in the late 1970s. They talk about their participation, their work in the factories, their hardships and their personal views of Lula
O invasor by Beto Brant( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two businessmen have their partner killed by a hitman who then blackmails them to gain control of their company. The hitman enters their privileged world and, in search of further riches, seduces the wealthy daughter of the partner he killed
 
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