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VideoFilmes (Firm)

Works: 94 works in 191 publications in 4 languages and 5,721 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Road films  Prison films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
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 Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bene, become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bene is killed before he can retire, Little Ze attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sando Cenoura. But Sando and a young gangster named Manu form an alliance and begin a gang war with Little Ze. Amateur photographer Buscape, a good-natured boy who comically learns that he's not cut out to be a hoodlum, takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous
Central do Brasil Central Station by Walter Salles( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Portuguese and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duo la zai li yue re nei lu de zhong yang huo che zhan wei bu shi zi de ren xie yi tian, an na dai zhu jiu sui de er zi yue shu ya wei ta su wei mou mian de ba ba xie yi feng xin.duo la he lin ju yi nian bai tian wei ren suo xie di xin wei le,ta men ren wei zhong yao zhe ze ji chu,qi ta de quan bu reng diao,ru guo liang ren yi jian bu tong ze fang ru chou ti gai tian zai jue ding,yue shu ya gei fu qin di xin bian zai qi zhong.di er tian, an na yu yue shu ya you lai dao huo che zhan,kou shu di er feng xin gei yue shu ya de fu qin,dan yi chu huo che zhan, an na bian che huo shen wang .duo la zai mu xing de qu shi xia,dai zhu yue shu ya dao dong bei bu qu zhao ba ba,yan tu de feng jing yue lai yue mo sheng,liang ren que bian de yue lai yue qin jin
On the road by Walter Salles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avonturen van Sal Paradise en Dean Moriarty tijdens hun reizen van de oost- naar de westkust van de Verenigde Staten in de jaren vijftig van de 20e eeuw, waarbij zij op zoek zijn naar hun eigen identiteit en een doel in het leven
Leonera Lion's den by Pablo Trapero( Visual )

3 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 268 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 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspiring actor Paco, wishes to leave his native Brazil, so he takes on a delivery job from a dishonest antique dealer and travels to Lisbon with a violin full of uncut diamonds. In Lisbon, he is chased by a mobster and meets up with a beautiful woman involved in the black-market
Lavoura arcaica( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 137 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 by Karim Aïnouz( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 137 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 by Walter Salles( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Portuguese and held by 134 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 89 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 66 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 by Antonio Carlos Jobim( Visual )

in English and held by 55 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
Linha de passe by Walter Salles( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four poor, fatherless brothers in São Paulo aspire to break free of their social status and its trappings by becoming soccer players
Edifício Master( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Jogo de cena by Eduardo Coutinho( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Portuguese and held by 32 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
Santiago( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 31 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
Iracema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 26 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
Um passaporte húngaro by Sandra Kogut( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Portuguese and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hablando por teléfono con el consulado húngaro, la cineasta brasileña Sandra Kogut pregunta: "¿Alquien que tiene un abuelo húngaro puede obtener un pasaporte húngaro?" Del otro lado, la funcionaria queda confundida: "Sí, es posible, pero, ¿usted por qué quiere un pasaporte húngaro?" La cineasta pide la lista de documentos necesarios, pero la funcionaria continúa sin entender por qué alguien quiere hacerse húngaro. El proceso administrativo (el pedido de un pasaporte) constituirá la línea maestra del film. La cineasta lleva a cabo una especie de diario privado de sus viajes de ida y vuelta entre Brasil, Hungría y Francia, donde reside actualmente, registrando la crónica kafkiana de sus intentos frustrantes y a menudo desopilantes para cumplir con los trámites burocráticos necesarios. En el camino, descubre una dolorosa historia familiar de emigración no deseada y de racismos que aún persisten. Y al mismo tiempo, se enfrenta con cuestiones esenciales: ¿Qué es una nacionalidad? ¿Para qué sirve un pasaporte? ¿Qué hacemos con nuestra herencia? ¿Cómo construimos nuestra historia y nuestra propia identidad? Un experimento de vida, en los límites del documental."--
Peões Metalworkers by Eduardo Coutinho( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Portuguese and held by 25 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 22 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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Terra estrangeira