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Lamarca (1994)

The real story of a captain who, during the military dictatorship in Brazil, deserted Brazilian Army and got involved in left-wing guerilla groups, becoming one of their most prominent leaders.

Director:

Sergio Rezende

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José Emiliano (book), Miranda Oldack (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Betti Paulo Betti ... Carlos Lamarca
Carla Camurati ... Clara
José de Abreu José de Abreu ... Major
Deborah Evelyn ... Marina
Eliezer de Almeida Eliezer de Almeida ... Zequinha
Ernani Moraes Ernani Moraes ... Police chief Flores
Roberto Bomtempo Roberto Bomtempo ... Fio
Orlando Vieira Orlando Vieira
Nelson Dantas Nelson Dantas ... Lamarca's father
Carlos Zara ... Military
Selton Mello ... Ivan
Patrícia Perrone Patrícia Perrone
Marcelo Escorel Marcelo Escorel
Camilo Beviláqua Camilo Beviláqua
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ... Van driver (as Enrique Díaz)
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The real story of a captain who, during the military dictatorship in Brazil, deserted Brazilian Army and got involved in left-wing guerilla groups, becoming one of their most prominent leaders.

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Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

May 1994 (Brazil) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahia, Brazil See more »

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A 80's VW Passat appears in the scene at the bus station (set in 1969/1970). See more »

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References Entranced Earth (1967) See more »

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Sergio Rezende's first historical epic
1 April 2000 | by gonz30See all my reviews

Sergio Rezende was already one of Brazil's best-known directors when he took on LAMARCA, the story of a controversial Socialist/Communist activist with strong connections to Castro's Cuba. With LAMARCA, he continued elaborating on historical themes and personalities, but now on a grander scale, in what in retrospect is his first Brazilian historical epic (even if LAMARCA is pretty recent history). If you enjoy LAMARCA, move on to "Guerra de CANUDOS," (1997), the most grandiose and spectacular Brazilian film ever (as described by critics on its video cover at the time), and then to his latest spectacle MAUA, one of the most expensive historical epics ever produced by a Latin American country. In LAMARCA, he is perhaps at his best, before giving in to alleged excesses in his later work. Paulo Betti (who also starred in Rezende's subsequent film CANUDOS) is excellent in the title role.


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